Is the Brexit an important issue for EWCs ?
Yes, for those companies having operations in the UK, and there are many of them...
What will the impact be, it is hard to know, opinions are moving fast and British unions are doing their outmost to protect workers‘ rights to information and consultation.
Syndex works closely with the British unions to anticipate the Brexit in case it would finally take place. As a matter of fact, British attorneys encourage companies to relocate their headquarters in other countries, such as Ireland, to benefit from lower legal protection. Attention must be paid to the (re-)negotiation of EWC agreements in that case, that can be more favorable than the law.