- Takeovers with or without worker voice
- workers’ rights under the EU Takeover Bids Directive
- Number of pages
- Brussels: European Trade Union Institute
- ETUI series - Workers' rights in company law
- Document type
- Book editing
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS)
This book presents the results of a study of workers’ rights during company takeover situations in Europe. Takeovers are extremely important for workers because a change in ownership frequently leads to restructuring in the firm, including replacement of management, changed working conditions, increased work intensity and/or mass redundancies. It is therefore crucial that workers have strong rights to receive timely and full information about the planned takeover and to intervene at an early stage of the takeover process to protect their interests. The major conclusion of the book is that the EU Takeover Bids Directive needs to be revised, as it does not provide an adequate level of workers’ rights in its current form.
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