Amazon has an EWC - finally!

The content of the agreement

Although management was slowing down the negotiation process for a long time, it changed opinion at the end of 2021 and resumed negotiations after they had been interrupted due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The agreement includes:

- 2 annual EWC meetings with simultaneous interpreting

- paid 24h / year for members of the European committee

- paid 72h /year for Select Committee members

- entitlement to 15 days of support / year from an expert

- 5 days of training per member over their four year term of office



- high threshold set for employee representation (1,000 in a country)

- high threshold set for organising an extraordinary meeting of the Select Committee: a proposal must concern 5% of the workforce (i.e. 12,000 employees in the EU) and at least 7% of the workforce in at least two countries over a period of no more than 90 days.

- the same percentages apply to the issue of transnationality