Collective labour law can be subdivided into two levels:
Collective bargaining law – the level dealing with relations between trade unions, employer associations and individual employers.
Workplace labour relations law (also known as works constitution) – the level dealing with relations between employer and workforce in individual establishments.
Collective bargaining law
Collective bargaining autonomy is among the constitutionally protected rights of trade unions and employer associations. The collective bargaining partners thus have the right to enter into collective agreements under their own responsibility. (more…)