Since 1 January 2021, the UK is finally no longer a member of the European Economic Area. This
has consequences for European Works Councils (EWCs). Most EWCs define their scope as the
countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).
If your EWC has not adapted that definition to today’s reality of an EEA without the UK, it means
that the UK EWC members are no longer a part of your EWC. The European Trade Union
Federations confirm that : “In some instances, the mere existence of the EWC might be called into
question, as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU.
If you want to have the UK employees represented in your EWC, have you provided for the
necessary adaptation of your EWC Agreement?