A good start in the Works Council
As a starting member of the Works Council (OR) you face various challenges. Maybe you have no knowledge of Dutch employee participation, while you are expected to participate shortly in consultations with the management. You have to know the powers of the OR based on the Works Councils Act (WCA) and learn to use them properly. In what cases do you have a right of advice or right of endorsement? What are the important moments in the advisory or endorsement procedure? Moreover, you want to achieve results on behalf of your constituency. How are you going to do that? You can learn all these things in one day in this course.
Result after the course:
- You gain insight into the role of the OR in your organization
- You know the most important powers and tasks of the Works Council.
- You know when you have the right of endorsement and the right of advice.
- You know the endorsement and advisory procedure.
- You get information about the Works Coucils Act.
- You know how to influence company policy.
We use our book Standard Guide for Works Councils. This course can also be made to measure. In that case you determine program, location and date. For more information, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is intended for new Works Council members who want to make a good start.
The Basic Course Works Councils in 1 day has the following program:
Before the course meeting
As a form of intake, participants are asked to fill in a questionnaire about their organisation, the Works Council, their membership and their learning goals, to enable the trainer to better respond to their situation and their questions.
The course meeting
We start the course with a short acquaintance, in which we identify the questions, problems and wishes of the participants on the basis of the completed questionnaires. The position and role of the Works Council is then discussed. What place does your Works Council occupy and how do you try to succeed? What does employee participation mean in an international organization? What is effective and what is not? What are the duties and responsibilities of a works council? How much time do you get for works council work? Why is that different for each Works Council? Do you focus on the interests of the staff or do you take the interests of the whole organization into account? How do you want to collaborate with the director?
The rights and duties of the Works Council play an important part in this Basic Course Works Council. You gain insight into the most important legal powers based on the Works Councils Act. We discuss the right of endorsement, the right of advice, the right of initiative and the right of information. You learn how you can successfully use these rights in practice. In which case does a subject fall under the right of advice or right of endorsement? What does an advisory procedure look like and to which information are you entitled? In addition, confidentiality and protection against dismissal are discussed.
This course will be given in English by an experienced trainer
We use the book
It is possible to follow this course with your own works council. The OR Academy can provide this course with this program at the moment and at the location that suits you. It is also possible to fully adjust the program to your wishes. Contact a consultant and we will be happy to help you (by telephone: (085 0432268 or by e-mail: email@example.com).
It is possible to follow this course with your own works council. The OR Academy can provide this course with this program at the moment and at the location that suits you. It is also possible to fully adjust the program to your wishes. Contact a consultant and we will be happy to help you (by telephone: (085 0432268 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Circumstances may occur that prevent you from participating in this course. Cancellation is free of charge up to one month before the start of this course. If you unsubscribe within one month before the start of the course, the OR Academy will charge the total course price. You may be replaced by a colleague free of charge. Cancellation only in writing (by post or email). You will find more about our conditions here.
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Very informative. A great explanation of legal rights an obligations.
Very informatieve which provides a great base for us. Knowledge sharing was amazing.
The course provided me with basic knowledge of what is means to be a workcouncil member