Throughout our global operations, there are Xerox employees who are represented by labor unions, trade unions or work councils. Relationships with these employee groups are based on applicable laws in each country. In all cases, we respect our employees’ right to freedom of association and, where applicable and within the requirements of local law, to engage in collective bargaining.
In the U.S. and Canada, for example, Xerox maintains a cooperative and effective relationship with three unions covering 2,200 employees in 15 locations. We have a long history of successful contract negotiations with our unions.
Outside of our North American operations and particularly in Europe, Xerox recognizes a variety of work councils and trade unions, as established under European labor laws, to meet requirements for information and consultation for the protection of employee rights. Work councils are aligned with the legal structure in each country.