LRD Booklets April 2005

Information and consultation - a guide to the new regulations

Introduction (622 words)

Over the next three years, employees in all but the smallest organisations will gain the right to be consulted by their employers on working ...

1. The regulations (1974 words)

The European Directive on Informing and Consulting Employees (2002/EU/14), passed in March 2002, has given employees of larger organisations in European Union member states ...

2. How should unions use the regulations? (1870 words)

Although the ICE Regulations give employees the right to be informed and consulted, employers do not have to inform and consult unless enough of ...

3. Securing an agreement (4556 words)

If an organisation is covered by the ICE Regulations and enough of its employees want an information and consultation (IC) agreement, they can compel ...

4. What makes a good agreement? (5752 words)

When negotiating an information and consultation (IC) agreement under the ICE Regulations, there are no rules about how IC should take place or the ...

5. Employee reps for information and consultation (1723 words)

Although the regulations allow for information and consultation (IC) to take place directly with employees (see Chapter 4), the vast majority of IC agreements ...

6. Confidentiality (1948 words)

Under Part 7 of the ICE Regulations, employers can: ...

7. Pre-existing agreements (2794 words)

Many organisations already have arrangements for informing and consulting employees, but these may be unsatisfactory. Often they can easily be replaced under the regulations, ...

8. Changing an agreement (587 words)

The ICE Regulations aim to give established and approved information and consultation (IC) agreements protection against employers or employees who wish to change or ...

9. Making information and consultation work (976 words)

However detailed and comprehensive an information and consultation (IC) agreement may be, its effectiveness will be determined by the spirit in which IC takes ...

10. Further information (348 words)

The European Directive on Informing and Consulting Employees (2002/EU/14) is available at http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2002/l_080/l_08020020323en00290033.pdf ...