Probation period, collective agreements tend to stick to the limit set by national laws - June 16, 2015

While collective agreements should actually give better provisions to workers, what happens often is that they rather stick to the maximum limit set by the law, as shown by the WageIndicator Collective Agreements Database.

Among all the provisions set in a collective agreement, trial period may not seem a big deal. Actually, for those who already work in a company covered by that collective agreement, probation period is not that important (anymore), but it becomes significant for someone who is about to be hired or is going to attend an interview.

At present, the WageIndicator Collective Agreement Database gives us the opportunity to analyse and compare the provisions about trial period (and about all other work-related issues) in 24 countries.

In this analysis we consider the maximum days of probation provided to manual skilled workers.

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