Publications

July 2020 : Codetermination in Germany

The word “codetermination”, or “Mitbestimmung” in German, is commonly heard outside of Germany but its actual meaning is often unclear. This collection of texts aims to provide a basic explanation of what codetermination is all about, how it functions in practice and what it means to the Germans and to Germany as whole. The relationship between the German codetermination system and developments within Europe are also considered.

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April 2020 : CODETERMINATION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE COMPANY

The 'Green Deal' will be a civic achievement only when workers are able to participate in it actively. Codetermination as a guiding principle for sustainable companies sets the course for decent work, incomes, production locations and, at the same time, for competitiveness and a healthy environment. Research has provided strong evidence of the efficiency and functionality of codetermination. However, there must be political will and support for it. It is the democratic design principle of the social market economy.

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January 2020 : Codetermination 2035

Four scenarios describe different, but equally plausible 'futures' of digitalisation in the world of work. They bring to light various opportunities and challenges that in future could play more or less important roles for codetermination actors.

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October 2019 : SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCE

Unicredit's Global Framework Agreement about "Responsible Sales in Finance" is an excellent example of how employees, their trade unions and management are able to conclude a common understanding of the company's overall business orientation. Political action for more workers' voice on European level is needed.

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August 2019 : Workers' Voice

This report 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.

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March 2019 : Opening up new spaces for thought

The Hans-Böckler-Stiftung is striking out on new paths: an art exhibition in Brussels is being held to promote the idea of workers‘ participation in Europe. In an interview, Norbert Kluge explains how that is supposed to work.

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April 2018 : Codetermination and integration

This report shows how codetermination, experienced as living democracy in the workplace, together with in-firm training, which companies in Germany have traditionally regarded as their social responsibility, constitute a potent force for integration.

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April 2017 : Workers' Voice in the 100 largest European companies

Workers’ Voice is widely present among the largest 100 firms in Europe. 90% of the largest firms participate in collective bargaining (CBA), 73% have a European Works Council (EWC) and 44% have Board-Level Employee Representation (BLER). 27% have a European Company Agreement (ECA), and 23% an International Framework Agreement (IFA).

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