29 April 2016
The strike in the education sector, the approval of the Action Plan for social dialogue and the findings on wages and work-life balance of three surveys are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Lithuania in the first quarter of 2016.
30 September 2015
The Lithuanian government has outlined improvements to labour law, employment and social security regulation in an effort to increase employment, improve labour relations, and promote investment. However unions are wary of liberalising labour laws and despite a year of public discussion, no consensus has yet been reached on the new legal-administrative model.
04 September 2015
The draft legislation on a new social model has prompted widespread protest from trade unions who fear that the new law will undermine social guarantees and have negative effects on working conditions.
02 September 2015
In 2014, the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) developed a concept of the qualification (skills) map and used it to conduct a preliminary analysis of the qualifications map. The aim was to assess the...
27 Juli 2015
Tripartite council agrees mid-year increase of the minimum wage and to link the wage increase with economic indicators. According to the Art. 187 of the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania, the Government, following the recommendation...
16 Juni 2015
The Lithuanian government adopted its second programme for promoting equal opportunities in February 2015.
12 Juni 2015
The most important collective agreement to be negotiated so far in Lithuania is expected to be signed this summer in the education sector, following years of discussion.
23 April 2015
After lengthy discussions, the Lithuanian government has amended employment law to help young people to improve their skills, and has changed the rules on voluntary internship agreements. Both measures cover people aged under 29. Although there is no assessment yet of their success, the measures are expected to be popular.
17 Dezember 2014
Lithuania’s Labour Code was amended in mid-2014 to clarify a range of industrial action issues. These include the suspension of strikes, the interpretation of collective agreements and the lawfulness of strikes where there is a valid collective agreement. The amendments also clarify the rules for public sector employer representation in social dialogue.
21 Oktober 2014
In January 2014, social partners agreed to cooperate in implementing the Youth Guarantee in Lithuania. They will seek to ensure that young people acquire the appropriate competencies and qualifications and be offered a job or continued education/training within four months of leaving education or becoming unemployed.