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18.11.2019  

OECD Negotiating Our Way Up: Collective Bargaining in a Changing World of Work 2019, 18.11.2019

The OECD report on Collective Bargaining in a Changing World of Work 2019 presents five key conclusions:
• Collective bargaining systems are key and complex labor market institutions.
• Coordination of wage negotiations is a key component of good labor market performance.
• Collective bargaining systems and harmonized regulation of workers' requirements are also important for job quality.
• Collective bargaining and the voice of workers play an important role in preventing inequalities in the changing world of work, but they need to be adjusted.
• Utilize as much collective bargaining and the voice of workers as possible to tackle old and new labor market challenges.

Slovenia was mentioned as
• A country where there are strong wage disparities with productivity.
• Mention was made of the Precinct Workers Union, part of the Union of Trade Unions (ZSSS), which has been trying to represent "non-classical workers" since 2016.
• A country where firm-level bargaining remains limited and in most cases strictly regulated by higher-level agreements.
• A country where young respondents are more confident in trade unions than older respondents, but less convinced that workers need them to protect their rights.

OECD Negotiating Our Way Up: Collective Bargaining in a Changing World of Work 2019 report is available on the below link:
https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/negotiating-our-way-up_1fd2da34-en