2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Albania
|Publisher||International Trade Union Confederation|
|Publication Date||6 June 2013|
|Cite as||International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Albania, 6 June 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51b8518173.html [accessed 21 October 2016]|
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Tripartite social dialogue: The government has excluded the Confederation of Trade Unions of Albania (KSSH) from its delegation to the ILO Conference in 2012 and 2013. The KSSH stated that it is also regularly excluded from meetings of the National Labour Council which also does not take KSSH proposals into consideration. Hence the KSSH declared that it would boycott the National Council of Labour and bilateral and tripartite activities.
Insufficient legal protection against anti-union discrimination: In cases of anti-union discrimination, the Labour Code provides for compensation and requires that the termination of a union official must have prior consent from the union. However, the remedy of reinstatement is only made available to public administration employees.
Restriction of collective bargaining: The Labour Code (Art. 161) only permits the conclusion of enterprise or branch level collective agreements. No national level collective agreements have been concluded.