Slovakia -Opposition to revised law on collective bargaining -December 01, 2013

Employers, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and other foreign chambers of commerce successfully opposed the amendment of the law on collective bargaining that parliament passed at the end of October. The revision planned to widen the general extension and to strengthen the position of trade unions. The president of the country has vetoed the proposal, but parliament can easily override the presidential veto. The binding nature of higher level collective agreements should be automatically extended to additional firms employing more than 20 people in a given sector without the consent of the individual firms. A tripartite commission, composed of representatives from unions, employers and the state and set up by the Labour Ministry, will have a final say on the proposals as well as the objections from employers.

English: http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/51937/10/us_businesses_call_on_president ...  

http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/52148/3/president_vetoes_collective_bargaining_law ...

http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/51877/3/unions_gain_power_firms_cry_out ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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