Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 social elections are postponed.
Social elections are held every four years to elect the employee representatives who’ll take a seat in the company’s Works Council and/or Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 social elections will no longer take place in May 2020. On 23 April 2020, the Chamber of Representatives approved the Act to postpone the social elections, effectively suspending the procedure after date X+35 (normally situated between 17 and 30 March 2020).
The new social elections date will be determined by Royal Decree, taking into account the evolution of the pandemic. Although the National Labour Council has suggested organising the social elections between 16 November 2020 and 29 November 2020, this date is not yet final. We will communicate the new social elections date once it has been set.
For more information on the suspension of the 2020 social elections, we refer to our newsletter on this topic.
The information on this website stems from PwC Legal’s in-depth social elections expertise and can act as a first step to get to know the social elections procedure and to apply it to your company.
You’ll not only find information on the general principles of a social election and its elaborate procedure, but you’ll also be able to generate a tailor-made social elections timeline for your company.
PwC Legal can guide and assist you, from Strategy through Execution. Whether you’re looking for assistance with the preparations for the social elections, installation of the social elections themselves or require representation before the labour court in case of disputes, PwC Legal can provide a solution that’s customised to your unique needs. After the social elections, we can assist you with the installation and daily governance of your Works Council and / or Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work.