3.1.2.. Template: Request
for a Special Negotiation Body. To be
printed on your union’s letter head
Name of Company
Dear Mr/Ms …
In line with the European
Directive 2009/38/EC of 6th May 2009 , we hereby
request that Name of company takes the
necessary steps to convene a Special Negotiating Body to negotiate a European
This request is made on behalf of the YOUR
UNIONS NAME representing Name of company
employees in YOUR COUNTRY. As you will
know Name of company has a legal
responsibility to convene a Special Negotiating Body within 6 months of receipt
of a legitimate request from 100 employees or, in this case, their
representatives in two or more countries in the European Economic Area.
In order to enable the
necessary preparations to be made we request that you provide the name of the
representative agent and full details of Name
of company subsidiaries and locations in the European Economic Area,
i.e. the twenty-seven EU member states, plus Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland
(ECJ ruling C-62/99 and C-40/00 Kühne & Nagel AG
& Co.KG). In order to aid the negotiations it would also be useful to have
such a breakdown for your global business.
In addition, we would like
that our European Industry Federation, UNI Europa, be
represented in the negotiating process.
Should you require any
further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
I should be grateful if you
would acknowledge receipt of this letter by return.
union’s name and your function