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CJEU Case C-176/12 / Judgment

Association de médiation sociale v Union locale des syndicats CGT and Others.

Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Grand Chamber)
Decision date:
Key facts of the case:


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour de cassation (France).
Social policy — Directive 2002/14/EC — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 27 — Subjecting the setting up of bodies representing staff to certain thresholds of employees — Calculation of the thresholds — National legislation contrary to EU law — Role of the national court.

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, 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.