Wipro the first Indian company to set up European Work Council
The Indian IT giant company Wipro has reached an agreement with its employee representative to set up a European Works Council (EWC). It has become the first Indian company to set up an European works councils for its workers in Europe.
The 27 member European Union has mandated the companies which have more than 1000 employees across the European Union countries to set up EWC. Wipro which is in the business of IT (Information Technology)outsourcing has more than 1000 employees in the 13 European Union member countries.
European works councils (EWCs) are standing bodies that facilitate the information and consultation of employees in Europe. It provides an opportunity to employees of the company to be informed and consulted on the transnational companies’ strategy and status.
The first meeting of the Wipro EWC will take place in the first quarter of 2024 where the EWC will elect its chairman and select committee members.
It is a diversified Indian multinational company.
It was set up as Western India Vegetable Products limited company by Mohamedhusain Hasham Premji in 1945. It later changed its name to WIPRO and diversified in the business of Information Technology under Azim Premji.
It is now one of the top IT companies of India which is present in more than 100 countries of the world.
Chairman: Rishad Premji
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