Romanian Government brings back collective labor agreements

Collective labor agreements will become mandatory in public institutions and private companies, said the minister of public consultation and social dialogue Gabriel Petrea. These contracts were removed in 2011.

Petrea explained that all the unions in Romania have been asking for this.

“We need to create a system that protects employees, so that their rights are respected,” the minister said. “The current law should be amended so that we create the minimum conditions for employees’ rights, because we don’t want to greatly influence the business environment.”

The collective work agreements were removed in 2011 by the Boc Government. They represent the convention concluded between the employer and employees, represented by unions. They include minimum working conditions, wages, and other rights for employees.

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