EU sources -Collective bargaining and youth -May 17, 2013

The Global Union Research Network (GURN) has distributed the ILO-report Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013. The report acknowledges the key role that social partners can play, for instance in apprenticeship systems characterised by close collaboration between public policy, training providers, enterprises and social partners. According to the report the enforcement of labour laws and collective agreements should be strengthened, including through stronger and more effective sanctioning mechanisms, as means to protect young workers and facilitate their transitions into stable and decent employment. The development of a coherent wage policy framework that takes account of the observance of minimum wages set by law or by collective agreement can give many young people the opportunity to overcome poverty and low paid work.

English: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public ...

 

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