The BEERG team members have between them worked on employee relations issues with more than 100 major multinational enterprises over the past 15 years. Today we continue to work with many of same companies that we started working with more than 15 years ago and most of our business comes from personal referrals.
We provide consultancy services to member and non-member companies in the following areas:
- All aspects of European Works Council (EWC) management – including negotiating and renegotiating EWC agreements, advising on EWC meetings and planning for, and assisting with, “exceptional” meetings where consultation is required on transnational issues.
- Specific EWC services to assist companies deal with the changes required in EWC agreements resulting from the 2009 Directive and helping them managing the introduction of such changes.
- Planning the employee relations aspects of substantial restructuring programmes including relocations, headcount reductions, closures and outsourcing. This includes planning for, and managing, information and consultation requirements at the national and international levels. We can also offer assistance in liaising with both politicians and government officials, where necessary.
- Understanding major legal and non-legal changes in labor relations practices in key economies including China, Australia, the United States and the member states of the EU.
- Planning for and managing the employee relations implications of mergers and acquisitions.
- Working on global issues, such as responding to trade union campaigns pushing companies to sign International Framework Agreements.