16 April 2014
A Youth Guarantee initiative was launched in Lithuania on 1 January 2014. The scheme seeks to ensure that all young people up to age 29 are offered either a quality job or an apprenticeship, traineeship or other continued education within four months of leaving formal education or becoming unemployed.
09 March 2014
On 12 November 2013, four unions which represent social work employees signed an agreement to establish a new joint union committee. They are the Lithuanian Education Trade Union (LŠPS ), the Lithuanian Civil Servants Trade Union (LVTPS ), the Federation of Lithuanian Public Service Trade Unions (LVPPF), and the Care and Social Workers Trade Union (SSDPS ‘Solidarumas’). The committee’s task is to prepare and negotiate a sectoral collective agreement between social work employees from budgetary social service agencies and local authorities in the municipalities. The parties have agreed the following.  http://www.svietimoprofsajunga.lt  http://www.valstybestarnautojai.eu
04 March 2014
Traditionally, Lithuania’s trade unions in the education sector have been among the strongest in the country. Unions have staged a number of strikes and protest campaigns over the past decade, and have managed to negotiate better wages for Lithuanian teachers compared to other public sector employees (*LT1210019I* , *LT1112029I* , *LT1006019I* ).  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations-undefined/fresh-uncertainty-after-resolution-of-teachers-strike  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations-undefined-working-conditions/lithuanian-teachers-hold-warning-strike  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations/social-partners-seek-ways-out-of-difficult-situation-in-education-sector
12 January 2014
On 19 March 2013, representatives of employee and employer organisations in healthcare held a meeting to discuss the creation of the Tripartite Council of the National Health System of Lithuania (LNSSTT). The council was established on 7 May 2013.
09 January 2014
In spring 2012, 20 projects to promote social dialogue were launched in Lithuania, financed by the European Social Fund. At the time, there was just one sectoral collective agreement in place. Since then, discussions have taken place on 253 enterprise-level collective agreements, 32 territorial collective agreements and 16 sectoral collective agreements. The new agreements regulate a wide range of working conditions including pay, employment guarantees and health and safety.
09 January 2014
Union membership in Lithuania is low – about 10% of all employees. The unions are divided into three main confederations, the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation (LPSK ), the Lithuanian Labour Federation (LDF ) and Solidarumas . They are divided – historically at least – on ideological grounds. However, the confederations are now working together more closely.  http://www.lpsk.lt/en/  http://www.ldf.lt/en  http://www.lps.lt/
29 July 2013
Lithuania’s minimum monthly wage (MMW) was increased at the beginning of 2008, just before the onset of the global economic crisis, and it was then set at LTL 800 (€232 as at 28 March 2013). For almost five years, the MMW stayed at the same level despite regular trade union requests for a rise and debates on the issue among social partners.
18 April 2013
On 16 January 2013, exactly four years after a trade union protest ended in rioting (*LT0901019I* ), union members picketed near court buildings to raise public awareness of restrictions on the right to strike in Lithuania.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/trade-unions-organise-national-protest-to-demand-action-on-economic-crisis
19 December 2012
There is a history of formal cooperation agreements being made between Lithuania’s political parties and trade union confederations.
12 December 2012
The Labour Code  of the Republic of Lithuania makes it possible for collective agreements to be concluded on a territorial basis, that is at municipality and county levels. Although this provision has been available to unions and employers for a decade, no agreements of this type have been made in Lithuania.  http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter2/dokpaieska.showdoc_e?p_id=191770