Our results and publications show 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.

Mitbestimmungspraxis No. 32 : Codetermination in Germany A Beginners´ Guide

This guide is intended to help people unfamiliar with the German system of labour relations to understand one of its key aspects, the system of employee involvement known as "codetermination" ("Mitbestimmung" in German). Codetermination is governed by a series of rules set out in legislation and provides employee representatives with clear rights to act in ways that benefit the employees who elected them.


Mitbestimmungsreport No. 51 : Strong Codetermination - Stable Companies

This Mitbestimmungsreport is a brief presentation of a project supported by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, entitled 'The effects of codetermination in the supervisory board on corporate governance'. The object of study was the role of company codetermination in German companies in relation to company performance and company decision-making during the recent financial and economic crisis. For this purpose companies with and companies without codetermination were compared.


Policy Brief No. 1 : Workers' Voice for better and sustainable Corporate Governance

The Expert Group on "Workers' Voice and Good Corporate Governance in Transnational Companies in Europe" was initiated by the Hans-Böckler- Foundation in 2015 and assessed the extent and role of different forms of workers' voice in transnational companies. The academic report revealed that workers' voice is a key element of corporate governance in several European member states and is an asset in various ways.


Final Report : Workers' Voice and good Corporate Governance

The scientific final report describes the topics that have been worked on by the Böckler expert group on Workers Voice: Good scientific arguments for anchoring it more strongly and legally binding to the benefit of „good corporate governance". In the supervisory and executive bodies of cross-border operating companies in Europe.