The European works council of the SNCF was set up in April 2012, after a term of 4 years we renegotiated the agreement and began the second term on June 30, 2017. The committee has 28 members from 13 countries including 9 French because they represent 89% of employees in Europe. Norway and Poland join the committee, the threshold has been negotiated at 150 employees for 1 member, a second member for more than 1000 employees per country.
The group has the distinction of having two other European committees for the two main subsidiaries Kéolis and Géodis but the SNCF EWC has the overall prerogatives concerning transversal subjects. The committee wants to work on its own topics in coherence with the European and International Federations ETF and ITF. As an example we have Captain's members for the rail freight, the passengers with TGV, Eurostar, Thalys, the computer sale with VoyageSNCF, the long distance Bus with Ouibus, the project management with Arep, the engineering with Systra, track maintenance with Eurailscout ... all these subsidiaries have transnational characteristics. Finally, transnationality is also the strategic decisions of the Group and in this case, all subsidiaries may be concerned.
The committee has prioritized the training of members and the organization of a global network related to the Federations Working groups continue to be set up to work on the transnational subjects of these subsidiaries. We start a tedious work on employment in the group and more specifically the types of employment contracts that can be described as "precarious" and link this subject with the implementation of the law on due diligence. We want to be at the service of employees and their unions, coordinated actions common in Europe and in the World.
The European Works Council SNCF wants to be the voice of the global solidarity of the workers for the respect of the international law.
28 members, 13 countries, 12 langages, 19 unions
FRANCE 9, SWEDEN 2, GERMAN 2, UK 2, BELGIUM 2, NETHERLAND 2, DANEMARK 2, ITALIA 2, ESPAIN 1, ROMANIA 1, HUNGURIAN 1, POLOGNE 1, NORWAY 1
Directive N ° 38 of the year 2009 is the directive which constitutes the European Works Councils. the text is transposed in each country of the union. The purpose of this Directive is to improve the right to information and consultation of workers in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale enterprise groups. the prerogatives of the Committee concern transnational situations. the text determines a minimum rule of composition of the European Committee and the special negotiating body.