Newsletter January, 2021
- In Austria, a new collective agreement will enter into force at the end of 2021 for all employees of companies in the trade sector
- The agreement will reform the salary schedule and aims at uniformising and reducing the salary levels, and “to create a modern scheme of employment groups, obtain more legal certainty in job grading”
- The 2000 agrarian law was derogated by the Peruvian parliament without consulting or taking into account the views of the social partners
- The reform generated violent protests throughout the country
- The new law imposes a higher minimum living wage and requires the employers to pay a special bonus, equal to 30% the minimum living wage
- Bipartite discussions continue, prior to the adoption of the specific regulations to be annexed to the law.
Newsletter December, 2020
- Two years after a platform company signed a collective agreement with a trade union, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority considered it does not align with the EU competition law
- The authority required the company to partially modify their business model to fully comply with the EU law
- The Helsinki Labour Court settled the case between a company and the union in the electricity sector, for violation of the collective agreement in force and the duty of peace.
- In 2018, the Government of New Zealand commenced internal discussions on the establishment of a “Fair Pay Agreement system”, a system combining simultaneously collective negotiations and the establishment of minimum legal employment standards.
- The legislation is currently discussed among social partners and received important criticism for de facto imposing collective negotiations.
- After 11 years of difficult relationships, the company signed a collective agreement with the pilot trade union Acdac.
- A few days later the company reached another agreement with the cabin crew trade union, Acav.
- On 26 November 2020, French social partners concluded a national interprofessional agreement on telework, that provides a framework clarifying the rules and modalities of remote working.
- The text encourages social dialogue at the company and sectoral levels.
- The text contains important updates and simplification measures compared to the previous collective agreement, on categories, qualifications, organisation of work, and salaries.