2013 05 17 conferenza mu mmia_presentazione gabriele guglielmi_eng

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Directive is to improve the right to information and to consultation of employees in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings.The arrangements for informing and consulting employees shall be defined and implemented in such a way as to ensure their effectiveness and to enable the undertaking or group of undertakings to take decisions effectively. Matters shall be considered to be transnational where they concern the Community-scale undertaking or Community-scale group of undertakings as a whole, or at least two undertakings or establishments of the undertaking or group situated in two different Member States.Direttva è intesa a migliorare il diritto all’informazione e alla consultazione dei lavoratori nelle imprese e nei gruppi di imprese di dimensioni comunitarie. Le modalità di informazione e consultazione dei lavoratori sono definite e attuate in modo da garantirne l’efficacia e consentire un processo decisionale efficace nell’impresa o nel gruppo di imprese. Sono considerate questioni transnazionali quelle riguardanti l’impresa di dimensioni comunitarie o il gruppo di imprese di dimensioni comunitarie nel loro complesso o almeno due imprese o stabilimenti dell’impresa o del gruppo ubicati in due Stati membri diversi. Directiva tiene por objeto la mejora del derecho de información y consulta a los trabajadores en las empresas y grupos de empresas de dimensión comunitaria.Las modalidades de información y consulta a los trabajadores se definirán y aplicarán de modo que se garantice su efectividad y se permita una toma de decisiones eficaz de la empresa o del grupo de empresas.Se considerarán transnacionales las cuestiones que afectan al conjunto de la empresa o grupo de empresas de dimensión comunitaria o al menos a dos empresas o establecimientos de la empresa o del grupo situados en dos Estados miembros diferentes. Das Ziel dieser Richtlinie ist die Stärkung des Rechts auf Unterrichtung und Anhörung der Arbeitnehmer in gemeinschaftsweit operierenden Unternehmen und Unternehmensgruppen.Die Modalitäten der Unterrichtung und Anhörung der Arbeitnehmer werden so festgelegt und angewandt, dass ihre Wirksamkeit gewährleistet ist und eine effiziente Beschlussfassung des Unternehmens oder der Unternehmensgruppe ermöglicht wird. directive a pour objectif d’améliorer le droit à l’information et à la consultation des travailleurs dans les entreprises de dimension communautaire et les groupes d’entreprises de dimension communautaire. Les modalités d’information et de consultation des travailleurs sont définies et mises en œuvre de manière à en assurer l’effet utile et à permettre une prise de décision efficace de l’entreprise ou du groupe d’entreprises. Sont considérées comme transnationales les questions qui concernent l’ensemble de l’entreprise de dimension communautaire ou du groupe d’entreprises de dimension communautaire, ou au moins deux entreprises situés dans deux États membres différents.

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2013 05 17 conferenza mu mmia_presentazione gabriele guglielmi_eng

  1. 1. http://mummia.filcams.it/“Establishment of European Works Councils in multisectoral multinational companies”MuMMIA Project Conference (VS/2012/0303)Fortezza da Basso FIRENZE17-18 May 2013Friday May 17th, 2013 Presentation by Gabriele Guglielmi
  2. 2. TNCs ieri e oggi
  3. 3. ETUC annual EWC Conference“After the Recast –first lessons and future potential”October 16th, 2012Comments by : Claudia Menne, Confederal Secretary ETUCOur next 4 priorities:1° Implement Information & Consultation2° Limit perimeter of confidential data and information3° More training4° Be ready for inter sectoral aspect of TNCs and Groups
  4. 4. Why is Filcams proposing a project such as “MuMMIA”?• In Filcams we know where the mouth of the river is eand we know ifit is a delta or an estuary, but often it is difficult to know whichmountain is the source and which affluents, lakes and lands did theriver encounter in its journey.• We know if a TNC has only one activity on our territory and sectors,but it is harder to understand where the mother company is. Often aGroup has for example its headquarters in USA, production in Asia,distribution and assistance in many countries, also European.• It is key for us to know in which countries but also in which sectorsthat TNC is present, so that we may involve the EuropeanFederations and national trade unions in a Trade Union Alliancewhich is the base for any collective bargaining, including those forEWC training.
  5. 5. UNI Global UnionSectors• Commerce• Electricity• Finance• Gaming• Graphical• Hair and Beauty• Industry, Business and Information Technology Services• Media, Entertainment, Arts and Sports• Post and Logistics• Property Maintenance and Security Services• Social Insurance and Private Health Care• Temporary Work Agencies• Telecommunications• Tourism-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(Note: in green are the sectors partially or totally of interest to Filcams)
  6. 6. ETUCAffiliated sector confederationsEuropean Trade Union Federations (10)EAEA European Arts and Entertainment AllianceEUROCOP European Confederation of PoliceEFBWW/FETBB European Federation of Building and Woodworkers* EFFAT European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade UnionsEFJ/FEJ European Federation of JournalistsIndustriAll European Federation for Industry and Manufacturing workersEPSU European Federation of Public Service UnionsETF European Transport Workers’ FederationETUCE/CSEE European Trade Union Committee for Education* UNI-EUROPA European trade union federation for services andcommunication* Affiliations of Filcams CGILIn addition to national confederations
  7. 7. Mu.M.M.I.A.: contextConsiderable gap between the amount of multinational companiescovered by the EWC Directive 2009/38/EC...and the amount ofestablished EWCs.The ETUI databank contains around 2.400 multinazional companies10% of which have a multisectoral perimeter20%in case of groups of companiesIn 20 years around 1.200 EWCs were established, more or less 60 peryear.900 active EWCs, many must be renegotiated after new Directive.Around 1.500 TNCs, even though covered by the Directive, dont havean EWC.50 current negotiations underway
  8. 8. Two parallel actions in a constantlychanging environment1°Allow best functioning possible of existing EWCs whichinvolve more than 20.000 members.2°Improve processes for establishing new EWCsforeseeing also the unavoidable training for tradeunionists and future members.In a constantly changing context, where companyperimeters and as a consequence involved trade unionsare often modified.
  9. 9. 2013 scenario partially improvedEWCs > 1.000Of which:IndustriAll <> 550UNI Europa <> 150EFFAT <> 100• GSN <> 60• SE <> 80• Global Agreements <> 220
  10. 10. The crisis: restructuring in 27 countries are destroying morethan what they createFrom the beginning of this crisis to the end of 2012:• 5.400 restructuring processes• 1.800.000 lost jobs• 25 million unemployed at August 2012Since April 2012:• 335 restructuring processes (due to bankruptcy orrepositioning)• in Industry, Transports, Logistics, Finance, Services …– created 47.454 workplaces– destroyed 72.300
  11. 11. Anticipate changeThings dont just happen overnight• We must foresee change and anticipate it
  12. 12. EWCs and the right to Information & Consultation• May favour trade union action to foresee and anticipate change• May be of great support for the establishment of Trade unionalliances
  13. 13. MuM.M.IA. Focus studies• 9 case studies1. Bosch: IndustriAll, UNI2. Carlson Wagon Lits ETF, UNI3. Compass Group EFFAT, UNI4. CREMONINI EFFAT, ETF, UNI5. DECATHLON IndustriAll, UNI6. HP IndustriAll, UNI7. IKEA UNI, EFBWW8. PERKIN ELMER IndustriAll, UNI9. PUMA IndustriAll, UNI50 questionnaires in 4languages7 Interviews to experts
  14. 14. Objective: Understand how to improve trade union actionOften a barrier exists, similar to the language one, between delegatesand trade unionists belonging to different sectors and thus differentFederations.In addition to implementing the European framework of TNCs and theItalian Filcams perimeter, the Mu.M.M.IA. Project had the aim ofexamining within some specific multisectoral companies which werethe main obtacles encountered in the creation and correctfunctioning of an EWC; to propose improvement solutions for theprocesses; propose a method that, if it works in multisectoralcompanies, could be applied as a generic model.
  15. 15. http://mummia.filcams.it/
  16. 16. http://mummia.filcams.it/Establishment of European Works Councils in multisectoral multinational companiesMuMMIA Project Conference (VS/2012/0303)Fortezza da Basso FIRENZE17-18 May 2013Friday May 17th, 2013 Presentation by Gabriele Guglielmi

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