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New LafargeHolcim European Works Council established

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LafargeHolcim and employee representatives in Europe have established the new European Works Council (EWC). The council brings together representatives from 19 countries with leaders from LafargeHolcim and is an “important forum for consultation and dialogue at transnational level,” the company said in a press release.

The EWC was established on the back of an agreement signed by senior executives at LafargeHolcim, including CEO Eric Olson, and the General Secretary of the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers trade union, Sam Hägglund, among other management and employee representatives.

“We are glad that after thorough discussions we have come to a new European Works Council Agreement that meets not only the needs of employees and trade unions, but also reflects the ambitions of LafargeHolcim,” said Hägglund. “Being a market leader also creates responsibilities for the social dialogue in this group. I have the feeling that this new agreement is a milestone in this process, and could form the basis for further talks also at global level.”

Roland Köhler, LafargeHolcim Executive Committee member responsible for Europe, Australia/New Zealand and Trading, will chair the EWC. Its membership is drawn from countries across Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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