EEF calls for flexibility over directiveOn 9 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today The Engineering Employers Federation has urged the Government to be flexiblein the way it implements the EU Directive on Information and Consultation. The Government is about to publish its initial consultation on thedirective, which will mean companies will be obliged to inform and consult withstaff on issues that may have an impact on their employment, includingredundancies and restructuring. David Yeandle, the EEF’s deputy director of employment policy, called for alegislative approach that allows employers and staff to comply with thedirective in a manner that suits them. “The EEF recognises the valuablecontribution that informing and consulting employees on a regular basis aboutbusiness issues can make to improving organisational performance,” hesaid. “However, the way in which the Government implements this directivewill have an important impact on whether the tangible benefits that can beobtained are achieved.” Yeandle believes that if the Government produces prescriptive legislation toenforce the directive it will be counter-productive. Organisations with 150 or more employees have three years to implement thechanges, those with fewer than 150 have five years and those with less than 50staff have six years. www.eef.org.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.