The Diageo European Forum ( The DEF) is a forum constituted under the European Works Councils (EWC) which is a directive of the European Union.
The DEF will meet this year from the 13th to the 15th November.
The DEF comprises of staff Union and Management representative of Diageo in the European Union and the various Diageo European markets.
Senior management also attend the DEF and there is ample opportunity for dialogue between the Union Staff Reps and the Senior Management team.
The GSU has a number of seats on the DEF and we have raised important issues with senior management which have been endorsed by our colleagues in other European markets . In some of these markets there is little or no Trade Union organisation .
The GSU at the last forum meeting in November 2017 raised the issues of , Stress in the workplace, well being of staff, Job Security . We also supported a number of issues that were raised by other colleague Unions and Staff.
If there is an issue that you feel that the GSU should be raising at the DEF please get in touch and share your ideas or suggestions . The Executive Committee of the GSU will look at all issues and prioritize what our delegates should be putting on the agenda for this years Diageo European Forum in November .