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The last social elections were held in 2020, so the next ones will take place, in principle and subject to official confirmation, in May 2024.
Social elections are held every four years in companies that usually employ an average of at least 50 or 100 workers.
The aim is to elect workers’ representatives to a committee for prevention and protection at work (CPPW) and a works council (WC).
This Infoflash is written on the basis of the legal provisions currently in force.
We will keep you updated as soon as we have more details, among others on the date of the elections and the procedure calendar.
The company must be understood as a ’technical business unit’ (TBU) that has a certain economic and social independence.
In cases of ‘doubt’, the social criteria take precedence over the economic criteria.
The company is In other words not necessarily the same as the company within the meaning of a ‘legal entity’.
Social elections can also take place at another level. This is the case, for example, until proven otherwise, when multiple legal entities are suspected of forming one TBU, if it can be proven:
A CPPW and a WC must respectively be established in companies that on average employ at least 50 or 100 workers during a reference period.
The following factors must be taken into account when determining the number of workers employed:
Mind that the following are not regarded as workers ‘of their employer’:
Subject to official confirmation, the calculation is based on the following reference period:
Do you want a count for your TBU? Do you require tailored advice or support for your social elections? Then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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