Collective labour relations

Creating added value right from definition of strategic guidelines through to implementation

  • Our firm provides high added value counselling on collective labor relations in all practice areas :
  • Strategy, negotiation and drafting of collective agreements :
    • Negotiation and drafting of collective agreements: working time, compensation & benefits, manpower planning, psychosocial risks, equal opportunity, disability, diversity, social insurance
      Example of the assistance we provide: drafting of a flexible working time agreement securing the annualization of working time
    • Revising agreements
      Example of the assistance we provide: adapting wage agreements + agreements bearing on career development for “compliance” with developments in the law with regard to equal opportunity
    • Preparation of company rules and regulations, the Code of good conduct, the Charter of ehtics, the IT Charter
      Example of the assistance we provide: preparation of a Code of good conduct outlining prohibited behaviour with reference to competition law
    • Setting up economic and social units
      Example of the assistance we provide: defining the framework, analysing consequences and drafting the agreement
    • Setting up cross-border bodies
      Example of the assistance we provide: establishing a European Works Council draft agreement, piloting negotiations.
  • Management of staff representative bodies :
    • Piloting professional elections
      Example of the assistance we provide: preparation of “step by step” guidelines, use of a hotline or presence on-the-spot at the time of counting votes and drafting the minutes
    • Supervising the setting up of such bodies
      Example of the assistance we provide: preparation of “optimal” Works Council and Health and Safety Committee rules and regulations to avoid dysfunction
    • Learning to master the working of such bodies: piloting Works Council and Health and Safety Committee consultations, learning to chair the meetings of such bodies
      Examples of the assistance we provide: systematic validation of agendas and issues of consultation and information for perfect handling and mastery of meetings or the risk of hindering such bodies in the performance of their duties, assistance in the preparation of consultation files to reduce the number of appeals for expertise, coaching on and elaborating arguments to negotiate with the Works Council or Health and Safety Committee Expert in order to reduce the cost of the expertise
  • Vocational training :
    • Assistance in building a training strategy
      Example of the assistance we provide: coaching on the drafting of the training plan
    • Validating plans in connection with training
      Example of the assistance we provide: coaching professional branches and companies on the setting up of agreements for vocational training
    • Optimising training devices
      Example of the assistance we provide: consultation on the optimisation of vocational training funds
  • Health and Safety :
    • Strengthening preventive measures
      Examples of the assistance we provide: assistance in drafting the single risk evaluation register or taking part in risk audits to help prevent claims for inexcusable fault or criminal litigation
    • On the spot operations
      Examples of the assistance we provide: field assistance during inquiries and investigations and first steps to be taken following a serious injury, preparation for hearing by the legal authorities
  • All types of litigation in association with collective labour relations