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					       The European Works Council Directive (EWCD)
               Questionnaire Crafted by Trivia




Before you start working on the questions below, make sure
that you studied the Explanatory Guide on the EU Directive
on European Works Council.




Question 1:

How many EU/EEA member states must an MNC be
operating in before it is subject to the EWCD?

              There is no lower limit
              Two
              Three
              Four




Question 2:

How many employees must a company have working in the
EU/EEA before it is subject to the Directive?

              1500
              1000
               500
               750




Question 3:

What does a European works council (EWC) have a legal
right to expect from central management of the company
before it makes a major decision effecting workers?

              timely information and consultation
              a period of collective bargaining
              basic information
              to be taken into consideration
Question 4:

Roughly, how many companies are covered by the EWCD
(2001 data)?

               700
              1800
              1000
              1300




Question 5:

What percentage of those companies had already got a
European Works council?

              45-55%
              35-45%
              55-65%
              65-75%




Question 6:

So, when did the EWCD first become law?

              1994
              1998
              1996
              2000



Question 7:

And when did the first EWC come into existence?


              1985
              1995
              1990
              1980
Question 8:

The intellectual history of the EWC can be traced back as far
as 1959 with the ideas of Thibièrge and Sanders. But what
piece of European legislation is even more directly traceable
to their concerns?

               The European Workers Directive
               The SE Directive / European Company
               Statute
               The Schengen Agr eement
               The national information and consultation
               directive




Question 9:

The directive distinguishes between agreements made
before a specified cut-off date (which were free to have any
agreed content) and after that date (which had to abide by
certain criteria). What names are commonly given to these
two different kinds of EWC agreement?

               'section 11' and 'section 5'
               'type 1' and 'type 2'
               'paragraph 7' and 'paragraph 12'
               'article 13' and 'article 6'




Question 10:

Roughly how many workers are represented in EWCs?

                5   million
               10   million
                7   million
                2   million

				
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