If an employer wants to change the pension scheme, or switch to another pension provider, the consent of the Works Council is required. However, pension matters are difficult, while the financial interests are high. As a works council you are expected to promote the interests of the employees, and also to involve the interests of the company in your decision-making. This is anything but an easy task.
Bell has a lot of experience in consultation processes between employers and employee participation, negotiations with pension providers and pension communication with employees. Because we also advise employers, we know which arguments and objectives are important to them. With this knowledge, we can optimally help you to strengthen your position at the negotiating table. We enable you to present your views with a clear vision to both the employer and the employees you represent.
Bell not only advises works councils. Other forms of participation, such as staff representative bodies and trade unions, also belong to our clients.