Europe’s part­ners urge Latvia to sup­port amend­ments to Labour Law

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Europe’s so­cial part­ners in the con­struc­tion sec­tor – Euro­pean Fed­er­a­tion of Build­ing and Wood Work­ers and Euro­pean Con­struc­tion In­dus­try Fed­er­a­tion – have asked Lat­vian Saeima to ap­prove amend­ments to the Labour Law that would al­low adopt­ing a gen­eral agree­ment in the coun­try’s con­struc­tion sec­tor.

«Con­struc­tion in­dus­try is the first to have found com­mon ground on many im­por­tant mat­ters by sign­ing a gen­eral agree­ment after many years of in­ten­sive work. This agree­ment pro­vides for rais­ing min­i­mal wages in the in­dus­try from the state es­tab­lished EUR 430 a month to EUR 780, thereby se­cu­rity fair wages and bet­ter so­cial guar­an­tees for peo­ple em­ployed in this sec­tor,» BNN was told by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Lat­vian con­struc­tion com­pa­nies. The re­port men­tions that Saeima ap­proved the nec­es­sary amend­ments to the Labour Law on 1 Novem­ber. «The leg­isla­tive draft had re­ceived sup­port from the gov­ern­ment and so­cial part­ners in the in­dus­try. How­ever, the pres­i­dent sent the leg­isla­tive draft back for a re­peated view­ing with­out of­fer­ing ar­gu­ments. Europe’s so­cial part­ners ex­press their con­fu­sion with the pres­i­dent’s de­ci­sion in their let­ter.» Read the full ar­ti­cle on

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