Newsletter April, 2021
- The new legislative framework is in line with the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as established in several trade agreements signed by Viet Nam;
- New laws and policies put greater emphasis on social dialogue at the workplace and collective bargaining.
- Social partners recently confirmed the joint recommendations signed in December 2019 on collective dismissals and agreed to assess their content again within three years
- The Government communicated its desire to evaluate an improvement of the entire system, thus overriding the social dialogue outcome.
Newsletter March, 2021
- On 6 April 2021 Italian social partners and the government signed an agreement on a company vaccination plan.
- It is the first tripartite agreement of this type.
- The Australian Parliament adopted a Bill that defines a casual worker as someone offered work without commitment of continuing and indefinite work.
- The Bill sheds light on the possibility to convert the casual work contract into a long-term full or part-time employment relationship.
- The Law also clarifies employers’ economic responsibility in case a casual worker is later on recognised as an employee.
- State Duma of Russian Federation adopted amendments to the Labour Code in December 2020
- The new legislation contains rules on employers’ and employees’ obligations in case of telework, as well as new regulation on the use of the electronic signature
- In January 2021 Belgian social partners signed a framework agreement on methods of work, working conditions and occupational health and safety for employees working from remote
- The agreement leaves room to further agreements at the company level or specific individual agreement
- In Vietnam, labour laws, policies and practices are going through significant changes. A new labour code entered into force in January 2021
- New policies put greater emphasis on social dialogue at the workplace, collective bargaining and diversified types of Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs)
- The database on up-to-2020 collective bargaining processes for wage-setting and minimum wages on 56 OECD/non- OECD countries was released
- The database provides comparable data on trade union and employers’ organisations density as well as on the role played by these actors in each collective bargaining system