The implementation of the EU directive on information and consultation

Gudim, M. and Van Der Meer, R.B. (2004) The implementation of the EU directive on information and consultation. In: 4th Scottish Trade Union Research Network Conference, 2004-06-25.

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    Abstract

    Employee consultation in the UK, traditionally part of an event-driven approach taken by employers, is about to be challenged by the introduction of the European Directive of 2005, which essentially advocates a process-driven approach to employee consultation. With reference to two recent case studies, this paper considers whether or not the new Directive may in future lead to a reduction in asymmetry of information and power imbalance which currently lies strongly in employers' favour.