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EPSU supports action of French Veolia workers for decent pay and jobs

(20 May 2014) In a common front, all trade unions in Veolia are engaging in action for decent pay and jobs, 21 May 2014. The company which is going through major restructuring, should negotiate a social plan with the unions that ensures decent pay and guarantees for jobs. The unions are saying no to dismissals. The unions have been outraged by a management that increases its salaries but demands restraint and sacrifices of the workers. Being the largest private water company in the world an (...)

EWC considers strategy, company finance, transport merger, health and safety and CSR

(20 June 2011) The CEO of Veolia Antoine Frerot explained to members the changes in strategy of the company to ensure its longer- term growth and profitability. A concentration on those markets were the company has real prospects of growing, on niche markets were it brings an advantage or is even a sole player, on large industrial and public contracts were main priorities. He went through the perspectives for each of the different sectors in which the company operates such as waste, energy, (...)

Critical report on Veolia Water – Communities fighting to keep water public announces trouble

Agreement on Psycho-social risks in Veolia Water

The French trade unions in Veolia water reached an agreement on health and safety. It deals specifically with psycho-social risks. Following a number of suicides in companies faced with restructuring this topic gained more importance and unions have been seeking for ways to ensure companies prevent this and deal with stress. The agreement demands of the company to develop action plans to deal with stress. To read the agreement (FR): Veolia H&S agreement - (...)

Revised EWC agreement for Veolia

(10 January 2011) One of Europe’s largest companies Veolia Environment concluded a revised EWC agreement with the EWC. The agreement makes a number of adaptations. It refers to the new European legislation and will be adapted once the Directive is implemented in French legislation. The national dialogue structure is clarified. The agreement further ensures the process of information and consultation on significant issues and allows for the establishment of workgroups. The number of (...)

Veolia EWC concerned about proposals on shared services centers

(28 April 2009) Veolia Environment is undergoing a number of changes. These include a new geographical structure (regions) and a method to work in a more horizontal manner between different branches. This is leading to so-called shared services centers (SSC). EWC members raised many questions on the implications of SSC for employment, collective agreement and the risks for outsourcing and off-shoring. Discussions will continue. Other issues considered where the financial and economic (...)

New report details lobby activities of water giant and underlines needs for transparency

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Veolia European Work Council says to Commission: Revise Directive

(2 June 2008) The EWC of Veolia agreed to send a letter to the European Commission to demand it introduces revisions of the European Works Council Directive as soon as possible and thus participating in the European wide campaign of EWCs to improve the rights of workers and the functioning of the EWCs. Other EWCs which have done so are RWE, GdF, CEZ, Suez and many many others. Other issues that were discussed included: the functioning of the national level forums. Many problems remain. (...)

First meeting European Works Council of Veolia Environment

Following the signing of the agreement in October 2005 the first meeting of the EWC took place 21 September 2006. Trade union representatives met 20 September to prepare. Work programme, communication and what can be expected of the Bureau were discussed. The EWC elected its Bureau and the Secretary of the EWC, colleague David Bimboire (France). He stressed the importance of the social dialogue, information and consultation and that the EWC is to work to improve working conditions. (...)

Agreement : VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT EWC

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT EUROPEAN WORKS COUNCIL AGREEMENT Paris, 10 October 2005 ACCORD DE COMITE DE GROUPE EUROPEEN VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT PARIS, le 10 octobre 2005 VEREINBARUNG ÜBER DEN EUROPÄISCHEN KONZERNBETRIEBSRAT VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT Ausgestellt in PARIS, am 10. Oktober 2005 ACUERDO DEL COMITÉ DE GRUPO EUROPEO DE VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT Hecho en PARÍS, el 10 de octubre de 2005 ACCORDO DEL COMITATO DI GRUPPO EUROPEO VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT a PARIGI addì 10 ottobre 2005 AVTAL OM ETT (...)

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