Posts tagged as employers

Lithuanian employers and trade unions hit impasse over minimum wage

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Lithuania’s employers and worker representatives have failed to agree on raising the minimum wage, with the former saying the issue should be postponed until next year. The Trilateral Council, comprised of representatives of employers, trade unions and the government, finished a meeting on Wednesday without agreeing on a recommendation on how much to raise the minimum wage next year. “To sum it up, we are noting different opinions of every…

Latvia should implement shortened working hours, say employers

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Latvian Employers’ Confederation (LDDK) is calling for the introduction of short-term working hours, temporarily addressing the employment problem in times of crisis and overcoming the consequences of the crisis, Latvian Radio reported on June 29. Such a mechanism could replace downtime compensation, which will expire on Tuesday, June 30. The LDDK stresses that Latvia currently has one of the fastest rates of unemployment growth in the European Union, which shows…

Lithuanian employers vow not to cut wages, if income tax is reduced

Monday, May 25, 2020

Employers in Lithuania pledged not to cut wages if the parliament reduces the income tax rate from 20 to 15 percent, and increase non-taxable income by 50 euros. The memorandum was signed by the Infobalt association, the Investor’s Forum, the Lithuanian Confederation of Employers, the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, the Lithuanian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts as well as the Lithuanian trade unions Solidarumas and Sandrauga. The…

Lithuanian employers call for 12-hour workday and fewer regulations

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lithuanian employers have asked the government to temporarily suspend some labour regulations, including the 40-hour working week, due to the quarantine-induced economic crisis. Lithuanian Confederation of Employers have asked the government to temporarily suspend some labour regulations, including the 40-hour working week. Other proposals include extending the working day to 12 hours, shortening termination notice period to two weeks and cutting severance pay. The draft document, submitted to the government…

Question of higher minimum wage should be agreed upon with employers and employees

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Raising the minimum wage must not be just a political decision, the matter must be agreed upon with employers and employees at the National Trilateral Cooperation Council, as Latvian Employers’ Confederation told LETA. The Employers’ Confederation believes that the decision to increase the minimum wage must be carefully assessed. “Do ministries know how much a higher minimum wage will cost the state and municipal budgets? What effect will it have…