6. The works council and HR advisors
Right of consent and advisory works council
When it comes to changes in the employment conditions, the employer will have to ask the Works Council for advice or consent. For example, changing the occupational health and safety service, the increase of the employee contribution in the pension scheme or the introduction of a WGA gap insurance.
As a Works Council, you look after the interests of your colleagues and you also have to weigh up the interests of the employer. So it is important to be well informed. These are often complex matters or matters whose long-term effects are difficult for you to oversee. Well-known examples are the change from an average pay pension to an available premium system, or the switch from a pension fund to an insurer.
The Works Council has the possibility and the right to choose its own advisor. It is important for the employer as well to have a informed Works Council so that they can be an excellent discussion partner when it comes to complex matters.
Mela Pension services for works councils:
- Second-Opinion regarding advice and consent requests
- Training Works Council members on pension and/or benefits
- Workshops on specific topics
- Supervision of Works Council projects in the field of pensions
- Advice on complex benefit issues
Issues where Mela Pensioen can be of service to you:
- Is the employer allowed to skimp the pension scheme?
- Is the pension scheme still in line with the market?
- Is it desirable to switch to another insurer?
- Is the compensation offered sufficient?
- Support and guidance on the new pension act.