The Works Council is comprised of five War Child employees - four from our Amsterdam head office and one representing our programme countries. Members sit on the Works Council for three years. Two new members joined the Works Council over the course of 2017.
The Works Council functions, among other things, as a constructive sounding board for the Managing Director and is required to be involved and consulted in certain governance related issues, processes and decisions. The Works Council also performs a ‘signalling’ function by proactively addressing issues that affect the organisation and the wellbeing of employees by putting these on the agenda during its monthly meeting with the Managing Director.
Over the course of the year the Works Council was consulted on a wide range of topics. These topics included the Great Place to Work employee satisfaction survey; various departmental strategies, including IT and HR; expat employee terms and conditions; the War Child Global initiative; the restructuring of the Programmes Department and its own Works Council Regulations.