What is the “representative body” (RB)?
The RB is the information and consultation body of the SE and is the discussion partner of the competent SE organ (an “SE Works Council”). It is composed solely of employees of the SE. Its composition, rights and financial resources are defined either in the between the special negotiating body (SNB) and the participating companies or in the standard rules. If the SNB decides not to open or to abort the negotiations, there can be a European Works Council instead of a RB (> possible results of negotiations).