Employee and Labor Relations

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 2,400 employees in 17 locations: UNITE HERE, IUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers) and the IAM (International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers). UNITE HERE, the primary union, represents 2,340 employees. In 2005, Xerox and its unions successfully negotiated new four-year contracts at all locations.

Outside of our North America Operation 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.