Kluge, Norbert / Leger, Robin / Leuchters, Maxi
Workers' Voice in European corporate governance - an invitation to open up new perspectives for participatory democracy.
Reihe: Mitbestimmungsreport, Nr. 52.
Mitbestimmungsreport No. 52 summarises the results of the Böckler group of experts' "Workers' Voice" and shows that various forms of the Workers' Voice are distributed in Europe - as functional equivalents with similar features and objectives: representing workers' interests, protecting and enforcing workers' rights, and being proactively involved in management decisions. To enable Workers' Voice to play a major role for a social Europe, the EU must revise the European legal framework and strengthen good corporate governance. This includes enshrining co-determination in supervisory and management boards of multinationals in a legally binding way, protecting existing rights to participate on a national level, and stipulating minimum standards for information, consultation and co-determination.