Social Dialogue Laws in Romania
The project aims to contribute to an stable climate enabling employers and trade union organizations to effectively engage in the promotion of decent work and the respect for the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Improving social security
- The use of evidence based advocacy tools in the development of solutions is promoted to broaden and enhance legislative/ policy making capacity for effective social dialogue, the promotion of de-cent work, fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining
- The organizational capacity of the union move-ment from all eight regions in Romania is boosted, based on the Swiss experience of good practices in capacity building
- A website will be created for the public, containing a collection of collective agreements and relevant court decisions in the field of labour and social dialogue. Research about the gap between the existing policies and their implementation/ enforcement is planned. A policy paper with proposed modifications of the present legislation will be elaborated in, as well as a catalogue of atypical employment forms.
- Outcome 2 focuses on experience exchange of trade unions representatives, labour inspectors and social partners between Romania and Switzerland, the visits, the preparation of a Workers’ Help Kit addressing non-unionised workers (incl. women), the elaboration of a policy paper on effective industrial relations and a subsequent campaign in 30 towns all over Romania.
- 100 stakeholder participated in meeting or events (by June 2016)
- website www.relatii-industriale.ro established (5500 visitors by June 2016)
- Facebook page with 1020 likes (by June 2016)
- in-depth research (report in Romanian and English)
- study on precarious work and atypical forms of employment
- New web site created
- A sociological and legal research report published
- A draft of the “white paper” proposed and published
- Atypical employment forms’ catalogue published
- Final conference organized
- Experience exchanged on voluntary protection pro-grams
- Experience exchanged and study visits with Swiss trade unions and employers organizations taken place
- Workers’ Help Kit designed and available
The project "Tackling the Challenges of the new Labour and Social Dialogue Laws in Romania" was already predefined in the Framework Agreement between Switzerland and Romania (2009). The project proposal was revised several times in order to make it more independent from the difficult and rapidly changing context. After discussions between the project partners and the SCO on the one hand and between the project partners and the NCU on the other hand, the Steer-ing Committee for the Thematic Fund "Partnership and Ex-pert Fund" and SDC approved the project on May 19, 2014. The Swiss Embassy in Bucharest was consulted in August and does not see any political risk or any risk of misuse of the funds. Nevertheless, due to the difficult context de-scribed in the credit proposal the Embassy sees a risk of non-achieving the overall goal and regarding the sustainability of the project.
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to an en-hanced commitment by social partners and government to build a stable climate enabling employers and trade union organizations to effectively engage in the promotion of decent work and the respect for the fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining.
National trade union con-federations; National Employers’ Organisations; Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection; Labour Inspection; Employees
(by the end of 2016)
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Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Intermediary Body: KEK-CDC Consultants
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 555'981 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0|
Phase 4 01.09.2014 - 31.08.2017 (Completed)Phase 3 01.04.2013 - 31.03.2016 (Completed) Phase 2 01.05.2012 - 30.11.2019 (Current phase)