Government watch. Proposals to apply labour principles to collective agreements will increase government intervention

The government of Lithuania has  proposed a bill to expand the application of the principles of labour relations and to apply them in explaining collective bargaining agreements in the arbitration of disputes between workers and employers. Countries which pursue a contemporary approach to labour regulation, such as Estonia, are increasingly applying civil law principles in regulating relations at work, i.e. recognition of both workers and employers as free, equal and responsible contracting parties.

The application of labour law principles in explaining collective bargaining agreements means bigger government interference into autonomous relationships between contracting parties.

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