Portugal - Rebuilding collective bargaining - November 30, 2018

The ILO produced an interesting report on the evolution of the labour market and the recovery of the country that is now available online. Chapter 6 is completely dedicated to collective bargaining and the impact of legal and policy changes since 2009. The changes to collective bargaining imposed by the Troika – especially the freeze on collective bargaining at the sectoral level –had a negative impact on the level of trust between and among the tripartite actors, heightened tension and created obstacles to restoring a bargaining tradition. The 30 May 2018 tripartite agreement marks an important milestone in rebuilding a stronger culture of collective bargaining. It provides new rules with regard to the expiry and renewal of collective agreements, which can promote a more dynamic outcome to bargaining and strengthen the principle of most favourable treatment.

Read on: in English …    The report: in English  …

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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