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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. UK stranded over councilsOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Ireland has withdrawn its opposition to the principle of consultative workscouncils for all European companies, leaving the UK isolated. The Irish government has informally told the British government of itsdecision, Personnel Today has learned. At one time the potential blockingminority comprised Germany, Denmark, Ireland and the UK. No single country canveto the law. Attention will turn now to the detail, which proposes that all private firms– probably above a threshold of 50 staff – will have to consult their workforceover significant changes such as mergers and redundancies. Legislative details will include the level of sanctions facing firms thatfail to comply. The European Parliament, which has to give its approval to new laws underthe Amsterdam Treaty, will push for tough sanctions. last_img

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