A high turnout of voters marked the latest works council elections in Germany, underlining their importance to the German industrial relations system. However, a study published in January 2015 shows that they remain male-dominated, with women holding only 25% of the seats. Two-thirds of works council members were reelected, of whom a disproportionate share were also union members.
Germany Survey on works council elections in 1,600 companies
- Sandra Vogel ·
- IW-Report ·
- 28. September 2015