In the Netherlands the Works Council (ondernemingsraad, OR) promotes and protects the interests of the employees in a company.

The Works Council has consultation rights in respect of certain significant proposed management decisions. Furthermore, they have approval rights in respects of intended company decisions regarding employment policies.

The rules concerning staff representation are described in the Dutch Works Councils Act (Wet op de ondernemingsraden, WOR). According to this Dutch Works Councils Act every entrepreneur with 50 or more employees is obliged to set up a Works Council.

If it is the case your organisation is a multinational company, which operates in at least 2 countries in the European Economic Area (EEA), you need also to comply with the European Works Council Directive (EWC). In other words, it might be the case that your organisation should establish also an European Works Council.

The Works Council Service by Human In Progress can support your organisation in:

  • Draft of local instructions on Works Council Process (for CEO, HR, Manager and Shared Services Centers);
  • Prepare the Covenant Employer / Works Council;
  • Design the Annual Works Council Calendar for Employer / Works Council meeting;
  • Mobilise, build and run the end-to-end process to establish a Works Council;
  • Assist in submitting RfAs on proposed business changes;
  • Training on Works Council process, duties, roles and responsibilities.

 

Over the years, we have assisted many clients and by study we noticed, online documentation on Works Councils in Dutch was available, however not in English. We took this opportunity to launch the free HR Netherlands source in English on Dutch Employment Law and HR practises when employing staff in the Netherlands. In case you need a more background information, please read the section on Works Councils here: HRMNetherlands.com

Human In Progress promotes education and knowledge as a means to raise professional standards and service. To that end, we offer a broad spectrum of Works Council Netherland training courses for professionals in English. Our high-quality educational offerings span diverse career stated, functions skills and we continually update and add to these trainings.

The Works Council Training Basics will provide you more about the rights and responsibilities described in the Dutch Works Councils Act [Wet op de ondernemingsraden, WOR].

The Works Council Training Advanced is aimed as a practical training to learn and draft the Annual Works Council Calendar, Covenant and Work Instructions in order to set Work Council processes for roll out into the organisation.

Works Council Training – Basics

The Works Council Training Basics will provide you more about the rights and responsibilities described in the Dutch Works Councils Act [Wet op de ondernemingsraden, WOR]. Start formulating visions, structure of meetings and ways of working.

Key benefits

  • Learn the roles, rights and responsibilities concerning staff representation described in the Dutch Works Councils Act (Wet op de ondernemingsraden, WOR)
  • Get examples of Work agreements, Covenant and structuring of Works Council/ Employer meetings
  • Formulating visions and way of working

Works Council Training – Advanced

The Works Council Training Advanced is aimed as a practical training to learn and draft the Annual Works Council Calendar for Employer / Works Council meeting, set up the Covenant and Work Instructions in order to set Work Council processes for roll out into the organization.

Key benefits

  • Draft the Annual Works Council Calendar for Employer / Works Council meeting.
  • Draft the Local Work Instructions / build the end-to-end process. Key input for working with global project teams to inform them on the Works Council process in regard to business change and project implementation.
  • Assist in submitting and/or answering Requests for Approval or Requests for Advice on proposed business changes.

Who is this for

The Works Council Netherlands training is designed for professionals in charge of, or interested in Works Councils in the Netherlands. Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, HR Professionals and Works Council members will find the program extremely relevant.

This training will help you to prepare for dealing with Works Council Netherlands as:

  • Member of the Works Council
  • Entrepreneur
  • General Manager
  • HR Professional
  • A decision-maker for launching projects

Trainer: The trainers are HR professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs and employee representatives of a Works Council in the Netherlands. They have experience working in an international environment with multicultural groups. In addition, they have excellent knowledge of transnational issues and many of them have practical experience.

Language: The training will be in English language.

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