Participation in economic matters
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Information, intervention and consultation rights on economic affairs
Employers must inform the works council about the economic and financial status of the company and its projected development, the nature and degree of production volumes, order volume, sales by volume and by value, investment plans and other planned measures to increase the profitability of the company. At the request of the works council, it must be consulted regarding this information. The works council must be provided with the necessary documentation, where requested.
Participation with respect to changes in the company
Employers have an obligation to provide the works council with sufficiently complete information about any planned changes in the company in a timely manner so as to allow the works council to draw up an opinion and to allow consultations to be held on such changes between the employer and the works council.
Businesses with a works council
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