More and more international organisations in the Netherlands have a non-Dutch management board. This can cause difficulties for the organisation, for the Works Council, but also for the management board itself. What are the obstacles and what are the solutions for an improved relationship with the Works Council?
From 2020, part of the CT² website will be in English. The reason for that is that there is an increasing number of expats working in the Netherlands at international companies, and often the language of instruction in these organisations is English. In those cases, the Dutch Works Councils Act can be quite a challenge.
This is a situation we have encountered several times over the last few weeks: the general management of an international group sent a memo stating that all salaries are reduced by 20% due to the coronavirus. But
Cultural differences in the Works Council are often the root cause of a problematic relationship and communication problems. As a Works Council, you should be aware of the cultural differences and discuss them.