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Consultation: Government must legislate on worker representation

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    Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland C-382/92 and 383/92 ECJ (0 other reports)

By failing to ensure worker representation in workplaces where no trade union is recognised, the UK Government has failed to comply with its Community law obligations to ensure that workers' representatives are informed and consulted on business transfers and collective redundancies, the European Court of Justice rules in Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Legislation providing for worker representatives for these purposes now seems inevitable.

The ECJ's judgment came in two sets of infringement proceedings brought by the European Commission against the UK Government, alleging that the UK had inadequately implemented the requirements of the "Business Transfers" and "Collective Redundancies" Directives (Nos.