Highlights of the latest Collective Bargaining newsletter with developments at European and member state level for November 2013:
- The Council of Europe's European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR) has rejected the restrictions of the right to organise and collective bargaining entailed by the Lex Laval. Trade unions' right to demand and pursue collective negotiations cannot be restricted by the legislator.
- In Austria, unions demand €1,500 minimum wage for all full-time employees.
- Germany: increase in inequality – a new study demonstrates that inequalities are rising again.
- Ireland: plans to introduce compulsory collective bargaining for all companies .
The monthly Collective Bargaining newsletter is compiled by a research team from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) in cooperation with the ETUI.
The Newsletter presents up-to-date and easily accessible first-hand information on collective bargaining developments across Europe to practitioners, policy-makers and researchers. The alerts include links to the original stories.