Ask your employer to set up a European Works Council

Last updated: 10 October 2017

You can ask your employer to set up a European Works Council (EWC) if you work for a company with offices across the European Economic Area (EEA).

An EWC is a forum where your company can:

  • tell you about plans and decisions at the same time as employees in other countries - this is known as being informed
  • exchange views with you in the same way as employees in other countries - this is known as being consulted

An EWC only informs and consults on issues that affect more than one country where the business operates.

Visit GOV.UK to find out how to ask your employer to set up a European Works Council