What are the Belgian social elections?
In Belgium, social elections are held every four years. With the next elections taking place May 2020, companies and unions are preparing for this important event.
In these social elections, employees elect their representatives at the company level for a 4-year term. Companies with more than 50 employees elect a Health & Safety Committee, and companies with more than 100 employees also elect a Works Council. The employer has to inform and consult the Works Council on the economic situation of the company and about the working conditions. The employer should seek advice of the Health & Safety Committee regarding the safety and the wellbeing at work.