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Weakness of the jurisdiction of sectoral collective agreement by enforcing bargaining inside the firm

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Law 4024/2011 defines that in-company trade unions or temporal unions of company employees have the right to sign collective agreements with their employer surpassing the jurisdiction of sectoral collective agreements but with the obligation not to slight the minimum standards defined by the national general collective agreement
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • publicly mandated to non-state organisation
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural with programmatic implications
  • Spatial coverage: national implemented at company level
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The aim is to support flexibility at company level by permitting the variation on sectoral working and payment standards as a response to the nuances of the firm?s financial situation
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
radical programmatic
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new form of policy-making
New outputs
  • bargaining
  • regulations of the labour market
Intended target group
Most employees in the private economy
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
individual empoloyers
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market
  • wages
  • working time
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
/ Flexible payment to employees at individual firm level assist the adaptation of firms in the financial restriction caused because of the crisis /
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