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”
- On 9 December 2020, the Mexican Senate approved a reform to the Federal Labour Law to regulate telework.
- The law establishes the voluntary nature of this form of work and the need to define it in writing
Newsletter December, 2020
- 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.
- On 27 September 2020, the citizens of the Geneva Canton agreed to modify the Law on Inspection and Labour Relations, by the institution of a mandatory minimum hourly wage.
- This means that the monthly minimum wage will amount to CHF4210 gross per employee (42 hours weekly).
Newsletter November, 2020
- The private employment service sector signs an agreement with the trade unions that clarifies the “neutrality” of this extension vis-à-vis the maximum number of extensions.
- Changes to the labour codes aim at promoting harmonious industrial relations, higher productivity and employment creation, and increase the workers coverage by social security.
- They also aspire to facilitate businesses in terms of licensing and permit requirements.
- On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament adopted the “Omnibus Bill on Job Creation” to favour investments and positively impact employment in the country.
- The labour law component of the Bill introduces important changes for employers on minimum wages, outsourcing and temporary contracts, severance payment, unemployment and other matters.
- The reform aims at limiting outsourcing only to the provision of specialized services that are not part of the beneficiary’s main economic activity.
- National social partners met President Lopez Obrador, who expressed the government’s openness to dialogue.
- IOE and WEC underlined their concern and offered support to draft a future-proof labour market regulation.