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Fca-Psa merger and the unintended consequences of European Social Law

by Giorgio Verrecchia, expert on Labour Law of CTS OpenCorporation

Reading Volker Telljohann’s article, which is precise and full of information, made me think about the FCA-PSA merger affair with regard to two aspects that I believe to be significant: on the one hand, the development of European social law and, on the other, the study of TNC information.

FCA-PSA merger: the reason why there will be two workers’ representatives on the Board of Directors

by Volker Telljohann, IRES Emilia-Romagna

On 17 December the so-called ‘combination agreement’ between FCA and PSA was signed, which will lead in about a year’s time to the merger of the two groups. Much emphasis has been placed in the Italian media on the fact that there will also be two workers’ representatives on the Board of Directors (BoD) of the new group, one for PSA and one for FCA. How can we explain this news?

Responsible Business Summit, New York 18-19 March 2019

by Ornella Cilona

Over one hundred people, including participants and speakers, attended the Responsible Business Summit, held in New York from 18 to 19 March 2019 by Ethical Corporation, a British company that provides consultancy services, prepares research and organizes events on sustainability issues

The role and functions of workers’ representatives in the transnational company.

by Ornella La Tegola, Labour Law researcher at the University of Bari

A good social dialogue and the recognition of the right of workers and their representatives to be involved allows attention to be paid to all socially sensitive issues, creating a virtuous circle that extends from fundamental social rights of workers to citizenship rights.

Post-democracy: what would happen if companies became parties?

The European Parliament has just been elected and is in the process of taking office. We propose an “original reading” of some data. In Brussels and the surrounding area, it is estimated that there are at least 20,000 lobbyists, of whom around 12,000 are registered in the special transparency register set up on 3 October 2018 with the obligation for the 751 MEPs – to which all European Commissioners, including their heads of cabinet and directors-general, are subject – to make meetings with “registered lobbyists” public.