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Members of the IR Share team are regularly called upon to devise training activities for company management, trade-union organisations and European works councils. We deliver these direct or together with partners, so as to ensure that the training is tailored exactly to the needs expressed.
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Training for the European Works Council of Compagnie des Alpes

When the company’s France Group Works Council and its European Works Council merged, following an invitation to tender, Compagnie des Alpes selected IR Share and ASTREES to organise a training course for the new European Group Works Council.

The purpose of the training course, which ran from 4 to 6 November 2019, was firstly to ensure that members fully understood and accepted the agreement and the role they were required to play within this body, and secondly to allow them to jointly define the rules governing the Council’s operation.

Training for the Aliaxis European Works Council

On 22 and 23 October 2019, to coincide with its annual training event, IR Share provided training for Aliaxis European Works Council members on the subject of health and safety in the workplace.

The purpose of the training course was firstly to examine the European legal and contractual framework, and secondly, by means of exchanging and contributing experience, to help the European Works Council to draw up a roadmap for preventing and combatting psychosocial risks.

Training for the Veolia European Works Council

IR Share and ASTREES organised two training sessions, each lasting two days, in January and October 2019.

The training enabled members of Veolia’s European group works council (CGE) to adapt principles relating to jobs management and skills management, to the circumstances prevailing in their own country. This involved laying down foundations to encourage CGE members to become actively involved in implementing the group’s European letter of commitment covering “vocational specialisations and skills", signed by and between the company’s management and the CGE, on 30 May 2018.

Training for the Lhoist European Works Council

To coincide with its training event held once every two years, the FGTB, which is the Lhoist group’s European Works Council, asked IR Share to organise a training course for all of its members and alternates.

The purpose of the training course, which was held on 1 and 2 October 2019, in Manchester, was firstly to examine the different industrial relations models that exist in the various countries represented, and secondly to enhance mutual understanding between European Works Council members, in order to facilitate their discussions and help them work together on the council.

Training for the Ramsay-Générale de Santé SNB

Following the takeover of the Swedish healthcare group Capio, which has a European Works Council, the French group Ramsay-Générale de Santé initiated a negotiation to set up a European Works Council covering the new group.

On 18 September 2019, at the request of the Institut supérieur du travail, IR Share provided training for the 17 members of the special negotiating body (SNB). The purpose of the training course was firstly to examine the different industrial relations models that exist in the various countries represented, and secondly to enhance mutual understanding between SNB members, in order to facilitate their discussions and help them work together on the council.

Training for the Thales European Works Council

In June 2019, in conjunction with the select committee of the Thales European Works Council, IR Share and ASTREES organised a training course on digital transformation and its impacts on employment and qualifications.

On this occasion, we invited experts such as Ricardo Rodriguez Contreras (Eurofound), Pascal Demat (a member of the SAP European Works Council) and Thibaud Weber (ETUC confederal secretary) to debate with European Works Council members.

Training for the Carrefour CICE

On 15 May 2019, to coincide with its annual training event, Carrefour management and the European Works Council (CICE) organised a training course for all of its members on the subject of vocational training in the European Union.

The Carrefour group’s industrial relations department requested IR Share to develop two modules for this training day. One involved mapping the main vocational training models in use within the UE, and the other, led by Christophe Degryse (ETUI), examined the role played by lifelong training in making sure that workers are able to constantly adapt and maintain their employability.

Training for the Suez European Works Council

In conjunction with ASTREES, IR Share organised two training sessions for the Suez European Works Council, in November 2018 and March 2019, with a particular focus on the circular economy, featuring Odile Chagny (Ires) and Cécile Joly (France Stratégie)

The training course also included modules to facilitate understanding of the content of the European Works Council agreement and role-playing to enhance the Council’s functioning.

IR Share trains members of the Generali EWC

Training to prepare the EWC for dealing with future transfers of undertakings

IR Share contributed to a training course for the EWC of Generali, organised by the consultancy firm Sextant, which took place near Venice on 15 and 16 November 2017. The contributions from IR Share concerned the “transfers of undertakings” directive, the transposition of the EWC directive, and the courses of action available to an EWC if a business is transferred.

IR Share trains members of the Aliaxis EWC

IR Share was chosen to provide training for the members of the Aliaxis Group European Works Council on the main provisions of directive 2009/38 and of their EWC agreement.

The training took place in Brussels on 18 and 19 October 2017 and used role play, focusing on the means available to the members of the EWC in the event of European restructuring.

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