There is also a fundamental fear among workers that if their union is sued for violating a collective agreement, the union could go bankrupt, leaving workers without representation in collective bargaining. This unfortunate situation could slowly change, partly because of the EU`s influences. Japanese and Chinese companies that have British factories (especially in the automotive industry) are trying to teach their workers about business ethics. [Clarification required] This approach has been adopted by domestic UK companies such as Tesco. Collective agreements in Germany are legally binding, which is accepted by the population and does not worry.