This article looks at the concept of worker involvement within management processes . The article goes beyond the concept of involvement of workers in management processes and broadens its scope to information and consultation, mainly with respect to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) related matters. Worker involvement is addressed at three levels: cross-industry, sectoral and company. Portugal has a system of social dialogue with a high incidence of workplace-based employee representation through work councils (comissões de trabalhadores) and trade union delegates (representantes/delegados sindicais). There are committees or councils alternative bodies for safety and health elected by the workforce. The article describes both direct and indirect participation forms with a focus on formal participation structures (legal instruments).
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|