The Conciliation Committee or the Ombudsman shall make recommendations on the content of the disagreement within seven days of examining the minutes of the disagreement. After signing, a collective agreement must be filed by one of the parties to the negotiation with the Inspectorate of Trade and Mines (ITM). Those who are involved in collective bargaining should, if they can, take a good bargaining training course. It is also useful to read many books about the negotiation process. Collective bargaining should be prepared for long and lengthy discussions, the development of which will take time. This is due both to the many issues to be dealt with and to the political nature of the trade union representatives. The members of the negotiating committee must also discuss certain issues on which they are not required to reach agreement: Section 5. Prohibition of acts which impede the conclusion, revision or application of collective agreements or agreements. The organs of the board of directors and management, political parties and any employers` organisation shall be prohibited from intervening in any way in order to restrict the legal rights of workers or their representatives or to impede the exercise of those rights when concluding, reviewing and applying collective agreements and agreements.
The signatory parties to the collective agreement must report on its application to the General Assembly (or conference) of the workers` collective each year or at regular intervals, as provided for in the collective agreement. A collective agreement is concluded in undertakings or entities which include such an undertaking and which have legal personality, irrespective of their form of ownership, field of activity or number of employees. The inclusion in employment contracts of conditions of the situation of workers less favourable than those laid down by legislation, collective agreements or agreements is prohibited. Although the collective agreement itself is not applicable, many of the negotiated conditions relate to wages, conditions, leave, pensions, etc. These conditions are included in an employee`s employment contract (whether or not the worker is a member of the union); and the employment contract is of course applicable. If the new conditions are not acceptable to individuals, they may contradict their employer; but if the majority of workers have agreed, the company will be able to dismiss the plaintiffs, normally with impunity. After having communicated their decision and if all the unions on the bargaining committee have still not reached an agreement, one or more of the signatory unions have 8 days to refer the case to the Minister of Labour and Employment. Section 6.
Right to conduct negotiations. Each of the parties shall have the right to take the initiative of collective bargaining to prepare, conclude or revise a collective agreement or agreement. . . .