Attempted Murders: none reported
Threats: none reported
Injuries: none reported
Arrests: none reported
Imprisonments: none reported
Dismissals: none reported
The amendments to the Labour Code were elaborated and proposed by the confederation of employers. The new bill has been roundly condemned by the National Confederation of Trade Unions of Moldova (CNSM). The leadership of the Confederation points out that the new amendments would undermine the trade union’s right to protect its members from arbitrary dismissal. As the situation of Moldovan workers is marred by the structural weakness due to widespread informal employment, the reform of the labour legislation gives employers inordinate control over employees, and a powerful tool against the trade unions.
CNSM declared in October 2011 that an attack on the Confederation by the mass-media is a part of a systematic anti-union campaign launched in the country, in order to weaken the trade union movement, and to challenge the trade union’s opposition to the neoliberal reforms.
The creation of new unions remains a problem due to the employers’ resistance. Collective agreements are mainly signed at enterprises having a long history of collective bargaining
The process of negotiating mutually acceptable terms and conditions of employment as well as regulating industrial relations between one or more workers’ representatives, trade unions, or trade union centres on the one hand and an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations on the other.
See collective bargaining agreement
. Legislative enforcement remains weak. Neither labour inspectorates nor prosecutors’ offices have been effective in monitoring and enforcing labour standards, especially the right to organise.