Collective bargaining at industry sector level – recent amendments and some practical aspects

It has recently been noted that social actors show a growing interest in concluding collective agreements at various levels, the justification being manifold: this either represents a way to retain employees, or it is an attempt to align to market practices, etc.

Collective bargaining is not a new element in the national legislation, this concept being regulated both in the Labor Code and in the legislation specific to social dialogue. However, according to the new legal provisions, collective bargaining is mandatory not only for employers who have at least 10 employees (unlike the previous provision, which required a minimum number of 21 employees), but also for sectoral collective bargaining.

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