30% of employees are deprived of minimum rights
“Analysis of the social dialogue law adopted in 2011” has had the first edition in October 2015 and a second edition in june 2017. The two sociological and legal researches (conducted by Stefan Guga and Camelia Constantin) on the basis of which this report was drafted are part of a series of advocacy tools designed to stimulate and improve qualitatively the debates on industrial relations in Romania.
One of the most important conclusion of the report was that 1,285,151 (30%) employees were deprived of protection from the minimum rights arising from collective bargaining agreements as a source of law. Only about 18% of the total collective agreements at the level of the company were signed by the representative trade unions, the rest being signed by the employees' representatives, a new institution which does not benefit from the resources or the legal and organizational protection that the trade union organizations have; in the private sector the situation is even worse, since only about 7% of the contracts are signed by the representative trade unions.
As a whole, the poor quality and even the total lack of any form of social dialogue is the most significant practical issue with regard to social dialogue. The quality of social dialogue depends on the extent to which there is a balance of powers or, in other words, on whether all parties really lose by not getting involved.
You can find bellow a summary of the updated 2017 report and also a brochure with "easy to understand" language on social dialogue.
|1||Analysis of the impact of social dialogue||0.7 MB|
|2||Short brochure on social dialogue||0.67 MB|