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Societas Europaea. Employee involvement Implication des travailleurs Beteiligung der Arbeitnehmer. Jean-Claude Le Douaron ASE-ETUCO-EGA. United Steel AB. United Steel AS. 8. United Steel AG. United Steel SA. United Steel SA. United Steel ltd. United Steel SE. United Steel SE. 8.

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Societas europaea

Societas Europaea

Employee involvement

Implication des travailleurs

Beteiligung der Arbeitnehmer

Jean-Claude Le Douaron ASE-ETUCO-EGA


Societas europaea

United Steel AB

United Steel AS

8

United Steel AG

United Steel SA

United Steel SA

United Steel ltd


Societas europaea

United Steel SE

United Steel SE

8

United Steel SE

United Steel SE

United Steel SE

United Steel SE


Societas europaea

SE

  • Council Regulation on the Statute for a European Company Nr 2157/2001

  • Council Directive supplementing the Statute for a European Company with regard to the involvement of employees 2001/86/CE


Involvement implication beteiligung inflytande

Involvement – Implication –Beteiligung - inflytande

  • Information, consultation & participation

  • Information, Anhörung & Mitbestimmung

  • Information, samråd & medverkan


Involvement of employees

Involvement of employees

  • Means any mechanism, including information, consultation and participation, through which employees’ representatives may exercise an influence on decisions to be taken within the company;


Information

Information

  • Means the informing of the body of representative of the employees and/or employees’ representatives by the competent organ of the SE on questions which concern the SE itself and any of its subsidiaries or establishments situated in another Member State or which exceed the powers of decision-making organs in a single Member State at a time, in a manner and with a content which allows the employees’ representatives to undertake an in-depth assessment of the possible impact and, where appropriate, prepare consultations with the competent organ of the SE;


Consultation

Consultation

  • Means the establishment of dialogue and exchange of views between the body representative of the employees and/or the employees’ representatives and the competent organ of the SE, at a time, in a manner and with a content which allows the employees’ representatives, on the basis of information provided, to express an opinion on measures envisaged by the competent organ which may be taken into account in the decision-making process within the SE;


Participation

Participation

Means the influence of the body representative of the employees and/or the employees’ representatives in the affairs of a company by way of:

  • the right to elect or appoint some of the members of the company’s supervisory or administrative organ; or

  • the right to recommend and/or oppose the appointment of some or all of the members of the company’s supervisory or administrative organ


Societas europaea

SE

+

SE

Holding

AS

AG

AG

SA

AB

GMBH

SE

SE

ltd

SA

1. Merger

2. Holding

3. Subsidiary

4. Transformation


Societas europaea

SE Statute

Dualistic

Monistic


Societas europaea

SE Statute

Dualistic

Monistic

SNB

SE


Societas europaea

SE

+

SNB

Expert

AG

AB

0 % > 1 rep ≦ 10%

10 % < 2 rep ≦ 20%

+ 20 %


Negotiations verhandlungen

SNB

Negotiations Verhandlungen

  • Involvement of employees

  • Implication des travailleurs

  • Beteiligung der Arbeitnehmer


Se negotiations on involvement

SENegotiations on involvement

  • Member States should be able to provide that representatives of TU may be members of a SNB

  • SNB may request experts of its choice (also EIFs), present at negotiation meetings in advisory capacity

  • SNB shall take decisions by an absolute majority (representing an absolute majority of the employees)

  • 2/3 majority to terminate or not open negotiations

  • 6 months + (6 months)


Article 4 content of the agreement

Article 4Content of the agreement

  • …shall negotiate in a spirit of cooperation with a view to reaching an agreement

  • scope

  • composition of the representative body

  • procedure for the information and consultation

  • frequency of meetings

  • resources allocated to the RB

  • alternative procedures for information and consultation

  • participation level


Standard rules art 7

Standard rules (Art 7)

  • The parties so agree; or

  • No agreement (6 + 6


Standard rules information consultation

RB

Strategy Investments

Working methods

Standard rulesInformation Consultation

  • Representative body (1 – 10%)

  • Select committee

  • Information and consultation on


Standard rules information consultation1

Standard rulesInformation Consultation

  • Regular written reports from management

  • Agenda of administrative or supervisory organ

  • Copies of all documents submitted to the general meeting of its shareholders


Exceptional circumstances

Exceptional circumstances

  • …affecting the employees interests to a considerable extent

  • If the management doesn’t take in to account the opinion of the workers ⃗ a further meeting with a view to seeking an agreement. Part 2 c

= negotiations ?


Standard rules participation

SE

+

AG

AG

AB

SE

Standard rules - Participation

If participation rights exist

If > 25% of the employees are covered by participation rights

If < 25% of the employees are covered and the SNB decides so


Standard rules participation1

AS

SA

SE

Holding

SE

Subsidiary

GMBH

ltd

Standard rules - Participation

If > 50% of the employees are covered by participation rights

If < 50% of the employees are covered and the SNB decides so


Opting out in case of merger

Opting out in case of merger

  • Member States may provide that the standard rules referred to in Part 3 of the Annex shall not apply in the case referred to in paragraph 2, point (b) of an SE established by means of merger

  • But Article 12.3 in the Regulation

  • In order for an SE to be registered in a Member State which has made use of the option referred to in Article7(3) of Directive 2001/ /EC, either an agreement pursuant to Article 4 of the Directive must have been concluded on the arrangements for employee involvement, including participation, or none of the participating companies must have been governed by participation rules prior to the registration of the SE.


Articulation avec d autres dispositions

Articulation avec d’autres dispositions

Comité d’entreprise européen (Dir. art.13.1):

  • la directive 94/45/CE sur le comité européen ne s’applique pas sauf en cas d’« option zéro »

  • les dispositions relatives à l’organe de représentation prévues par accord ou par l’annexe de la directive s’y substituent

    Dispositions sur la participation (Dir. art.13.2-3):

  • les dispositions nationales sur la participation ne s’appliquent pas à la SE (tout en continuant à s’appliquer à ses filiales éventuelles)

  • les dispositions relatives à la participation prévues par accord ou par les dispositions de référence dans le règlement s’y substituent


Articulation avec d autres dispositions1

Articulation avec d’autres dispositions

Représentation et implication nationales (Dir. art.13.3):

  • pas d’atteinte aux droits nationaux d’implication et aux droits de participation dans les filiales

  • possibilité de prendre des dispositions pour assurer le maintien des structures nationales de représentation en cas de fusion et donc de disparition des sociétés constituantes

  • Accords collectifs et dispositions nationales sur les conditions d’emploi (Reg. art.29.4 et 37..9):

  • en cas de disparition des sociétés constituantes par fusion ou transformation, transfert à la SE des droits et obligations des sociétés participantes en matière de conditions d’emploi résultant de la législation, de la pratique et de contrats individuels ou des relations de travail


Articulation avec d autres dispositions2

Articulation avec d’autres dispositions

Prévention du détournement de procédure (Dir. art.11):

  • possibilité de mesures pour éviter l’utilisation de la SE aux fins de priver les travailleurs de droits d’implication


Confidentialit

Confidentialité

Vis à vis des tiers (Dir. art.8.1):

  • non communication d’informations communiquées à titre confidentiel

  • .pour les représentants et les experts, même après expiration du mandat

    Non communication d’informations (Dir. art.8.2):

  • conseil d’administration ou de surveillance n’est pas obligé de communiquer des informations lorsque leur nature est telle que, selon des critères objectifs, leur divulgation entraverait gravement le fonctionnement de la SE, de ses filiales ou d’une société participante, ou leur porterait préjudice

  • cas et conditions selon dispositions nationales


Confidentialit1

Confidentialité

« Tendenzschutz » (Dir. art.8.3):

  • possibilité de dispositions particulières pour les SE à orientation idéologique, d’information et d’expression d’opinions lorsque ces dispositions existent déjà dans le droit national

    Recours (Dir. art.8.4):

  • instauration de procédures de recours sur l’exigence de confidentialité et la non-communication d’informations

  • possibilité d’instaurer un recours sur la sauvegarde de la confidentialité


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