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CJEU - C 176/12 / Judgment

Association de médiation sociale v Union locale des syndicats CGT, Hichem Laboubi, Union départementale CGT des Bouches-du-Rhône, Confédération générale du travail (CGT)

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
General Court (Grand Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
15/01/2014
Key facts of the case:
  1. This request concerns the interpretation of Article 27 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’) and Directive 2002/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2002 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community (OJ 2002 L 80, p. 29). 
  2. The request has been made in the course of proceedings between, on the one hand, the Association de médiation sociale (‘the AMS’) and, on the other, the Union locale des syndicats CGT, Mr Laboubi, the Union départementale CGT des Bouches-du-Rhône and the Confédération générale du travail (CGT) regarding the setting up, by the trade union with jurisdiction for the district, of bodies representing staff within the AMS. 
Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:
 
The Court (Grand Chamber) hereby rules: 
 
Article 27 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, by itself or in conjunction with the provisions of Directive 2002/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2002 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community, must be interpreted to the effect that, where a national provision implementing that directive, such as Article L. 1111-3 of the French Labour Code, is incompatible with European Union law, that article of the Charter cannot be invoked in a dispute between individuals in order to disapply that national provision.