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- noun An
organizationrepresenting workers within a commercial corporation, known by several European jurisdictions.
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- noun (chiefly Brit) a council representing employer and employees of a plant or business to discuss working conditions etc; also: a committee representing the workers elected to negotiate with management about grievances and wages etc
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Bernd Osterloh, head of the works council, declined to comment.
Another executive, Klaus-Joachim Gebauer, was found guilty of 40 counts of breach of trust after organizing pleasure cruises for members of the works council.
Klaus Franz, who represents the interests of Opel employees on the company's works council, said workers would sharply oppose the investment.
The works council also withdrew an offer to forfeit salary and holiday pay to help Opel restructure, under a deal reached with Magna the previous day.