Participation in social matters

General information

Participation with respect to on-the-job vocational training and education

Employers must inform the works council about planned measures with respect to in-house vocational training and education or retraining. The works council is entitled to submit proposals with respect to in-house vocational training, education and retraining, and to request the implementation of measures. Employers are under an obligation to discuss such proposals and requests with the works council.

Participation with respect to in-house welfare facilities

The works council is entitled to participate in the management of in-house welfare facilities.

Enterprises affected

Businesses with a works council


Information on training and education is to be provided at the earliest convenience.

Legal bases

Sections 94 and 95 of the Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG)

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 24 February 2023

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy

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