Collective Agreements Public Service

On 23 June, the Slovenian government opened wage negotiations with public sector unions. Discussions focused on the removal of anomalies, wage policy for 2016-2020 and measures to finance wages and other labour costs in 2016. This follows the proposed changes to the public administration development strategy for 2015-2020, the announcement of the national reform programme for 2015-2016 and some OECD recommendations. Major public sector agreements reached in the first half of 2015 indicate a growing desire to restore wages after cuts imposed after the economic crisis. Similarly, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour was allowed to negotiate with trade unions the development of a sectoral collective agreement in the Lithuanian social services sector. The Lithuanian government has agreed to pay increases for social workers and other social workers from 2016. The government also supported proposals to raise wages at an average low of 5% from 1 March 2016. The information on this website relates to public service employees for whom the Employers` Council is the Treasury. Initially, the union gave all employers additional time to implement the collective agreement and doubled the usual time frame from 75 days to 150 days. However, it took a total of 810 days for the IRS to grant public servants their retroactive pay arrears.

The beginning of 2015 marked a new stage in Lithuania`s social dialogue. Long negotiations between education unions and the Ministry of Education and Science have led to proposals to improve working conditions in the education sector. A sectoral agreement, drawn up by a working group formed by the Prime Minister, is expected to be signed soon in the (public) education sector. Until now, most of the agreements between the department and the unions have been quite fragmented, with a focus on a particular theme; There was no real sectoral collective agreement signed in the education sector. At the same time, the government reached a preliminary agreement with PSAC to compensate employees for damage caused by the Phoenix compensation system and the late implementation of the 2014 collective agreements. If this compensation agreement is approved, this compensation agreement will apply to the 140,000 PSAC members paid by the Phoenix payment system. In the first quarter of 2015, a major public sector agreement was renewed in Denmark, with 850,000 employees. The agreement is valid for three years, a sign that the social partners expect positive economic development. An important change is the adaptation of the “regulatory mechanism” for agreements defining speed-fixing measures: this means that if wage increases in the public sector exceed those of the private sector, downward adjustments are made immediately to take account of the progress of the public sector towards the private sector. This article presents some of the key developments and results of research on public sector pay issues and collective bargaining in the EU during the third quarter of 2015. It focuses mainly on a growing trend towards restoring wage levels in public sector agreements. It is also a matter of reading the rest In 2013, the government overturned the collective agreements to reduce the basic bonus from 1,800 HRK (236 euros as of October 9, 2015) to 500 HRK (65 euros).

However, when workers who were entitled to annual bonuses began suing the government, a law (OG 65/15) was passed on June 11, 2015 to allow payment for 2014 and 2015, as the government believed it would likely lose more expensive court proceedings.