A worker representative in the boardroom is an option for companies under the UK’s new, revised governance code. A survey by ICSA reveals that other options will prove more popular.
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One of the current hot topics in the governance world is that of workers on boards. Like so many other issues in our society at the moment, this has become the focus of polarised debate.
Those who support the idea point to several reasons: the successful adoption of a works council or supervisory board model in a number of European countries; that employees are such a significant stakeholder in the activities and success of the company; and the belief that they will add value to the deliberations in the boardroom.
Some go further and regard the presence of workers on the board or, perhaps especially, the remuneration committee, as a pan
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