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The Works Council is comprised of five War Child employees - four from head office and one representing our programme countries. Members sit on the Works Council for three years. Four new members joined the Works Council over the course of 2016.

The Works Council functions, among other things, as a constructive sounding board for the Managing Director and is required to be involved and consulted in certain governance related issues, processes and decisions.

Over the course of the year the Works Council was consulted on a wide range of topics. These topics included the reorganisation process of the organisation; the Great Place to Work employee satisfaction survey; various departmental strategies; the physical restructuring of the office; expat employee terms and conditions; the War Child Global initiative; and several other policies related to our HR policies, governance, security protocols and complaints policy.