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Social elections calendar

The social elections of 2020 are set to take place between 11 May 2020 and 24 May 2020. With this tool you are able to select which day you would like to organize social elections in your company and discover what key dates you need to respect in order to do so.

 

 

X-60 13.12.2019

Start of the preliminary procedure.

X-35 07.01.2020

The employer decides on the technical business unit and the functions of the supervisory and managerial personnel.

X-30 12.01.2020

Start of the period during which the candidates benefit from protection against dismissal.

X-28 14.01.2020

Final date for appeal before the Employment Court against decisions X-35.

X-5 06.02.2020

Final date for the Employment Court to judge about the appeal.

X 11.02.2020

Bill-posting of the notice that announces: the date of the election, the determination of the TBU, the number of mandates in the Works Council and in the Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work, the provisional election lists, the lists with the middle and upper management, the data resulting from the election procedure, the person or service charged by the employer with sending or distributing the convocation letters, decision to vote electronically (if applicable).

X+7 18.02.2020

Final date to protest (at company level) the notice posted on X.

X+14 25.02.2020

Decision about the internal complaint on X+7.

X+21 03.03.2020

Final date for appeal before the Employment Court against decisions X+14.

X+28 10.03.2020

The electoral roll is final.

X+35 17.03.2020

Final date to submit the candidate lists.

X+40 22.03.2020

Bill-posting of the candidates lists by the employer (or electronic notification)/ Appointment of the chairmen of the electoral offices.

X+47 29.03.2020

Possible change of/or complaint against the candidate lists.

X+48 30.03.2020

The complaint will be submitted to the trade unions by the employer.

X+52 03.04.2020

Final date for appeal before the Employment Court by the employer in case of no complaint on X+47.

X+54 05.04.2020

Final date change of candidate lists/ Appointment of all members of the electoral offices.

X+56 07.04.2020

Bill-posting (modified) candidate lists/ Agreement on voting by postal ballot.

X+60 11.04.2020

Bill-posting of the composition of the electoral offices.

X+61 12.04.2020

Final date to appeal before the Employment Court against the (modified) candidate lists which gave rise to a complaint on ultimately X+47.

X+66 17.04.2020

Final date for the Employment Court to take a decision on the appeal regarding the candidate lists insofar no complaint was filed.

X+70 21.04.2020

Appointment of competent witnesses for the elections.

X+75 26.04.2020

Final date for the Employment Court to take a decision on the appeal against the (modified) candidate lists in case of a complaint on ultimately X+47.

X+76 27.04.2020

Final date to replace candidates.

X+77 28.04.2020

Final closing of the candidate lists and drawing up of ballots.

X+79 30.04.2020

Possible termination of the election procedure.

X+80 01.05.2020

Convocation of the voters.

X+82 03.05.2020

Final date for the convocation of the voters.

Y 11.05.2020

Date of the social elections.

Y+1 12.05.2020

Closing of the voting process.

Y+2 13.05.2020

Bill-posting of the results of the social elections and composition of the Works Council and/or the Committee for prevention and protection at work.

Y+15 26.05.2020

Final date to appeal before the Employment Court requesting the (partial) nullity of the social elections or the decision to terminate the procedure or a request to amend the election results.

Y+25 05.06.2020

Until this day the employer must keep all documents that were used to conduct the social elections.

Y+45 25.06.2020

Final date for the first meeting of the Works Council and/or the Committee for prevention and protection at work.

Y+69 19.07.2020

Decision of the Employment Court regarding Y+15.

Y+84 03.08.2020

Final date to appeal before the Employment Appeal Court.

Y+86 05.08.2020

Removal of all bill-posted notices.

Y+144 02.10.2020

Final date for the Employment Appeal Court to decide on the appeal.

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