Collective Labour Agreements Belgium

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The three officially recognised trade unions (socialists, Catholics and liberals), employers` organisations and employers themselves (only with regard to company collective agreements) have the right to conclude collective agreements. There is some evidence that the strict wage increase ceilings set in agreements concluded at national level have led to an increased use of bonuses negotiated at company level. [6] This relates to a real revolution in Belgian labour law and many other adaptations, which will maintain the distinction between workers and employees, will have to be made in the coming years. Collective agreements may cover all collective and individual labour law issues. These include working time, minimum wage, end-of-year bonuses, notice periods (for workers), flexible working time, night shifts, meal vouchers, outplacement procedures, early retirement and specific protection against termination of work, etc. The state can play an important role in collective bargaining. A 1996 law allows it to link wage increases to the expected evolution of wages in Germany, France and the Netherlands, neighbours of Belgium, in order to preserve the country`s competitiveness. Collective redundancies or the closure of a company create several specific obligations for employers, including one requirement: collective agreements 68 and 81 govern the video surveillance of workers and the surveillance of professional electronic communications (e.g. B e-mail). These agreements establish specific monitoring procedures, including the obligation to inform staff before carrying out monitoring. In addition, workers are protected by the right to privacy, which allows only proportional surveillance by employers. .

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