Slovakia - Act on collective bargaining partly ‘unconstitutional’ - March 31, 2016

The Constitutional Court ruled that the amendment to the law on collective bargaining from 2013 regarding the extension of the binding force of collective agreements of higher degree is unconstitutional. The amendment was attacked by a group of 32 opposition MPs, who complained that it entitled the government to extend the binding force of these collective agreements without having to consult the employers to whom it directly pertains. They argued that the law infringed upon the right to private property as well as the right to do business and that the law also did not guarantee a balance between public and private interests.

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