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Factsheet for measure PT-2021-25/1974 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 18 June 2021|
|Type||Bipartite collective agreements|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
|Author||Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||19 July 2021 (updated 21 July 2021)|
The Annual Report on the evolution of Collective Bargaining in 2020 [Relatório Anual sobre a evolução da negociação coletiva em 2020] published by Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security (MTSSS) and by the Centre of Labour Relations (CRL) - presents the evolution of collective bargaining in quantitative and qualitative terms during the year 2020.
The annual report provides information about the evolution of collective bargaining in the private and in the public sector looking at the number of collective agreements signed, their type and coverage and examining specific thematic issues and the content of agreements. PRIVATE sector and state owned companies:
Four sectors sum 79.3% of the collective agreements signed in 2020:
The report provides general information on broad thematic more in-depth information about the content of collective agreements concerning the following topics: scope of application; duration and organization of working time; qualification of workers; equality; performance evaluation; social benefits and supplementary pension schemes; rights of workers representative structures; and also the right to the protection of personal data and its connection to personality rights. A chapter is also dedicated specific to the effects of the 2019 legislative changes on collective bargaining, with particular focus on two topics: trial period and hiring with basis on short-term contracts.
Report evaluating developments in collective bargaining.
Employees in standard employment
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The report refers to collective bargaining in the private sector involving trade unions and employer associations (multi-employer bargaining) or companies (single employer bargaining; and to collective bargaining in the public sector involving central and local administration.
Eurofound (2021), Annual report on the evolution of collective bargaining 2020, measure PT-2021-25/1974 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2021-25_1974.html
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