Europe’s partners urge Latvia to support amendments to Labour Law
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 bnn-news.com