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  • noun An organization representing workers within a commercial corporation, known by several European jurisdictions.

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  • noun (chiefly Brit) a council representing employer and employees of a plant or business to discuss working conditions etc; also: a committee representing the workers elected to negotiate with management about grievances and wages etc


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  • Bernd Osterloh, head of the works council, declined to comment.

    Stuck In Low Gear

  • Another executive, Klaus-Joachim Gebauer, was found guilty of 40 counts of breach of trust after organizing pleasure cruises for members of the works council.


  • Klaus Franz, who represents the interests of Opel employees on the company's works council, said workers would sharply oppose the investment. --

  • The works council also withdrew an offer to forfeit salary and holiday pay to help Opel restructure, under a deal reached with Magna the previous day.

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