PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies
08 December 2020
The EU strives for the upward convergence of its Member States, where their performance improves and gaps between them decrease. Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, the COVID-19 crisis has again put this objective under pressure. Thi...
31 Avgust 2006
Agreement has still not been reached over the draft of the much-anticipated Employees’ Representatives Act (*EE0512101N* ), despite tripartite meetings and other activities initiated by the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions (Eesti Ametiühingute Keskliit, EAKL ). The confederation has warned the Ministry of Social Affairs (Sotsiaalministeerium ) that the bill will impact negatively on the rights of trade unions  and employees . For their part, the Ministry insists that the draft Act will, in fact, increase the rights of all employees.  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/disputes-over-a-new-employees-representatives-act  http://www.eakl.ee/  http://www.sm.ee/eng/pages/index.html  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/trade-unions  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/employee
31 Avgust 2006
On 8 Feburary 2006, the Estonian parliament (Riigikogu ) ratified amendments to the Employment Contracts Act, abolishing all articles permitting the discrimination  of older workers on the basis of their age. *The act, which came into force in 1992 and which has been under discussion for some time (* *EE0405103F* *), permitted the* dismissal  *of employees aged over 65 years, merely on the basis of their age and on being entitled to a pension.* In line with the amendments, the Employment Contracts Act protects older workers against dismissals in the same way as it protects all other employees.  http://www.riigikogu.ee/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/discrimination  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/employmentwork-contracts-examined  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/search/node/areas OR industrialrelations OR dictionary OR definitions OR dismissals?oldIndex