EMPLOMENT COUNCIL

BY ALAN OSBORN
WORKERS in companies with 50 employees or more will have sweeping rights to be informed and consulted about management decisions affecting their future following agreement by EU employment ministers on a new work directive.

Britain had held out against the legislation but gave in when it became clear that other Member States would out-vote it on the matter. However the UK government managed to have the decision put off until after the general election.

Britain won certain concessions, including a delay in implementing the ...


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