On 12 May 2006, the company Dim Branded Apparel announced to the European Works Council that it intended to cut 950 jobs in Europe, of which 450 were in France, 300 in Spain and 140 in Italy. The management has undertaken to keep the European Works Council informed, but has refused to enter into any consultation at European level. This case illustrates the importance of the workers' right to information and consultation with a view to the introduction of measures to support restructuring.
How does the Commission ensure that the workers' right to consultation is respected in practice?
Does it intend to review Council Directive 94/45/EC(1) of 22 September 1994 on the establishment of a European Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees?