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Newsletter December, 2020

Finnish Labour Court dealt with a breach of labour peace obligations

December, 2020
  • 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.

Colombia: the aviation company Avianca resumed social dialogue with the pilot and cabin crew trade unions

December, 2020
  • 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.

French social partners sign a new interprofessional agreement on telework

December, 2020
  • 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.

Italy: new collective agreement signed for the sector of domestic work

December, 2020
  • The text contains important updates and simplification measures compared to the previous collective agreement, on categories, qualifications, organisation of work, and salaries.
Newsletter November, 2020

Slovakia: Changes to labour Code on remote working, fixed-term contracts and representativeness criteria

November, 2020
  • On telework, the Code establishes the rights and obligation of employers and employees.
  • The amendments defined the criteria of representativeness to sit in the Economic and Social Council of the Slovak Republic.
  • The possibility to renew fixed-term contracts has been extended to three years.

Belgium: massive use of electronic voting during the social elections

November, 2020
  • Work councils and committees for prevention of psychosocial risks and protection of work are in the process of being elected in Belgium.
  • The elections concern more than 6,000 companies.

Ghana: The role of social dialogue in limiting the social and economic impact of Covid-19

November, 2020
  • Two tripartite Committees designed measures to sustain enterprises, employment and economic resilience.
  • Ghana’s Employers’ Association was at the forefront of these negotiations and successfully presented multiple proposals to support business and as a result employees.

European Company Survey: What is the coverage of collective agreements?

November, 2020
  • The survey analysed and compared different types of collective bargaining process.
  • “Two-thirds of workers are estimated to have their wages set via a collective wage agreement”.
  • Bargaining coverage is higher in countries with sectoral collective agreement extended to non-signatory companies and workers.

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