Company Policy
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Developing effective counter-power vis-à-vis multinational companies

Company restructuring processes, intensifying globalisation and short-term financially-driven strategies, fuelled by the financial crisis and the current economic system, are all contributing to step up pressure on workers employed in the European manufacturing industry. This is generating a deterioration of working conditions, more precarious work and insecurity for workers, and is undermining social and trade union rights. With multinational companies ignoring national boundaries and increasingly able to take advantage of an incoherent EU social and fiscal “acquis”, workers are set in competition against each other instead of benefiting from Europe-wide social standards. Effective networks are key to ensuring good communication. They are the basis for trade union action in multinationals.

  1. Use information, consultation and participation rights effectively to defend workers’ interests
  2. Redefine and reinforce transnational solidarity and trade union cooperation within multinational companies
  3. Anticipate and manage change and restructuring
  4. Promote negotiations within European companies with a trade union mandate
  5. Promote trade unions and trade union rights in companies and EWCs
  6. Promote socially responsible and sustainable corporate governance
Contacts

Sylvain Lefebvre

Deputy General Secretary

Coordination

  • Company Policy/ EWCs
  • Sector networks: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Glass, TCLF, Energy
  • SD Chemical, SD Textiles & Clothing, SD Tanning & Leather, SD Footwear
  • CP database

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Aline Conchon

Policy Advisor

Management of

  • Company policy, European Work Councils
  • Restructuring, Company agreements
  • Training, Education

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Chantal Caron

Coordinator for EWC policies

Management of

  • Company Policy (European Works Councils)
  • Company Restructuring
  • EWC database

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Valérie Fesland

PA to Deputy General Secretary

Management of

  • Company Policy & EWC's
  • Company restructuring/ TCAs
  • Training & Education
  • Translation team coordinator
  • Coordination of translations/ interpretations/ Translation & proofreading FR

Contact info

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2017
2 Mar SD Steel Working Group Meeting
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7 Mar MET Social Dialogue Committee - WG
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9 Mar White Collar Working Group
Brussels 
15-16 Mar Roadmap 2015 – 2020 Project Steering Group Meeting
Prague 
17 Mar SD Tanning/Leather - WG
Brussels (TBC) 
22 Mar ETUI/iAll Europe workshop Investment and labour strategies Chinese multinational companies
Brussels 
23-24 Mar Company Policy Committee
Brussels 
24 Mar SD Paper WG
Brussels (TBC) 
27 Mar Youth SWP
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30-31 Mar Collective Bargaining and Social Policy Committee
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4-5 Apr Industrial Policy cmt
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13 Apr TCLF network meeting
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20 Apr SD Footwear - WG
Brussels (TBC) 
26 Apr SD Textile/Clothing - WG
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