Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Act 1996

F40 [ Relationship with other Community and national provisions.

22A. (1) Information and consultation in relation to the European Employees Forum or European Works Council, as the case may be, shall be linked to those of the national employee representation bodies, with due regard to the competences and areas of action of each and to the principles set out in section 8(5).

(2) The arrangements for the links between the information and consultation of the European Works Council or European Employees Forum, as the case may be, and national employee representation bodies shall be established by the agreement referred to in section 11(1).

(3) The agreement referred to in section 11(1) shall be without prejudice to any enactment providing for information and consultation of employees.

(4) Where no such arrangements have been provided for by agreement, the processes of informing and consulting shall be conducted in the European Works Council or European Employees Forum, as the case may be, as well as in the national employee representation bodies in cases where decisions likely to lead to substantial changes in work organisation or contractual relations are envisaged.

(5) In this section enactment has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 (1) of the Interpretation Act 2005 . ]