Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Workers abroad may force issueOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. UKemployers should be more responsible in the way they consult their workforceabout redundancies if they want to stave off tough European legislation,according to Trade and Industry minister Alan Johnson. Speaking exclusively to Personnel Today, Johnson said pressure has built upto adopt the EU directive on information and consultation because UK workers intrans-national companies can see that colleagues in other parts of Europe areconsulted more fully. Johnson said, “If UK employers believe in a voluntary approach, somecompanies can do a bit better in the way they inform and consult theirworkers.” He said that the UK would continue to oppose the directive and stressed thatthe Government’s review of domestic consultation legislation is still inprogress.