Wipro to set up European Works Council

Wipro will be the first Indian company to do so

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Indian technology services company Wipro has reached an agreement with employee representatives to set up a European Works Council (EWC).

Wipro will be the first Indian company to do so.

The EWC agreement was successfully negotiated with employee representatives from 13 different countries. Employees under an EU directive have been requesting the company to set up a works council. This is as per an EU directive for companies with more than 1,000 employees across multiple European locations.

Members for the council will be appointed according to local rules throughout this year and the first constitutional meeting will take place in Q1 FY 2024 where the EWC will elect its chairman and select committee members. It will begin its work to ensure Wipro employees are informed and consulted by management on the progress of the business and any significant decisions that could affect them.

Wipro has been engaged in constructive working with Works Councils at local and national level across several European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, France, Sweden and Finland.

Deepak Parija, senior vice president & CHRO, Wipro Europe, says in an official communique, “Setting up the EWC strengthens the already successful cooperation with employee representations in many European countries. Wipro aims to provide the best employee experience and create an inclusive environment that welcomes everyone and nurtures an overall sense of belonging.”

“The EWC will help us in getting even better as we assimilate employee perspectives on a consistent basis. It also demonstrates that Wipro is applying and adopting European employment standards as a responsible global employer,” he adds.

With over 75 years of business experience, Wipro is turning big ambitions into bold achievements to create a more humane, sustainable, and resilient future to the benefit of all. Its ambition for an inclusive and equitable workplace includes working with employee representations at all levels and with the European Works Council.

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