EWC and SE Works Council agreements – Different, but similar
A preliminary attempt to measure and compare the quality of EWC and SE-WC agreements was undertaken by ETUI within the framework of contributing to the ETUI annual flagship report ‘Benchmarking Working Europe 2014’. Aware of the difficulty of quantifying the quality of EWC and SEWC agreements the ETUI launched an attempt to score agreements for the presence of certain provisions and to compare the totals of the two categories. Essentially, despite some differences both categories of agreements render similar evolutionary patterns in time and corresponding quality.
More insight can be found in chapter 7 of the Benchmarking report, available as free pdf download on the ETUI website.