The works council has to give its consent with regard to certain decisions. The right of consent relates to decisions regarding the social policy of the company that are not regulated in a collective agreement. This includes decisions for the adoption, modification or withdrawal of regulations on:
Subjects that are already governed by a collective agreement or of individual nature do not fall under the right of consent.
The works council has to convene at least once before giving consent. After deliberation the works council will inform the director in writing of its motivated decision as soon as possible.
If the works council does not consent, the director can request the court for substituting consent.