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  1. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Law No. 267-Z of 17 May 2011 amending the Law on Trade Unions. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 2011-06-06 | BLR-2011-L-90219

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Law:
    - new word for article 1 concerning the definition of 'trade Unions';
    - amends the title of article 6 to "Cooperation of State Management and Control (Supervision) Bodies and Trade Unions";
    - amends article 9 concerning the relation between Belarus Legislation and International Law;
    - changes the wording of article 11(2) concerning rights to housing and social protection and adds a new paragraph 3 on the same subject;
    - article 12 is amending concerning trade unions rights with respect to the privatization of state owned enterprises;
    - amends article 13(4) and (5) concerning trade unions rights with respect to the right to self determination and stopping work in the case occupational accidents and incidents;
    - amends article 16 concerning the right of trade unions to exercise social control over the implementation of collective agreements (contract);
    - amends article 18(2) concerning supervision of trade unions with respect to health care in certain circumstances;
    - amends article 19 concerning the rights of trade unions to supervise the implementation of labour and trade union Legislation;
    - amends article 21 concerning the rights of trade unions in the field of education;
    - amends article 24(6) concerning disciplinary procedures brought against members of trade unions;
    - amends article 27 concerning assets of trade unions;
    - also introduces minor wording changes in articles 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13,15, 23, 24, 27 and 28 of the Law.

  2. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 221 of 8 May 2007 to amend and supplement several acts of the Republic of Belarus relating to the activity of political parties and other public associations.

    Adoption: 2007-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 2007-06-02 | BLR-2007-L-76753

  3. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 327 of 19 July 2005 on additional measures for the protection of professional, social and economic rights and interests of workers.

    Adoption: 2005-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-25 | BLR-2005-R-72239

    Provides that the control of the respect of labour legislation can be carried out by labour inspectors and representatives of trade unions.

  4. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 21 October 2004 on State registration of political parties, trade unions and other social action organisations and their unions. - Regulations

    Adoption: 2004-10-21 | BLR-2004-R-76616

  5. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Ministry of Justice No. 26 of 12 July 2004 to approve the Instruction on compulsory registration of collective labour disputes.

    Adoption: 2004-07-12 | BLR-2004-R-67937

    Provides for registration procedure of collective labour disputes in order to analyse their causes and prevent them. Presents a model of Registration Card.

  6. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 233 of 7 August 2003 to amend and supplement the Act on gatherings, meetings, street processions, demonstrations and picketing [Consolidation] (Text No. 2/982). - English translation

    Adoption: 2003-08-07 | Date of entry into force: 2003-08-31 | BLR-2003-L-65227

    Provides for the procedure of organisation and carrying out of mass gatherings.

  7. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Law No. 93-Z of 25 February 2002 "On Consumer Cooperation (Consumer Societies, their Associations) in the Republic of Belarus)", as amended to 13 June 2016. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-01 | BLR-2002-L-104674

    Chapter I: General provisions.
    Establishes, inter alia, general tasks of consumer cooperation, the relationship of state and consumer cooperation.
    Chapter II: Consumer society
    Regulates the formation of consumer society, general principles of formation and activity thereof; also the rights and statutes of consumer society; membership of consumer society, the rights of members, management bodies of societies, management, property, funds thereof.
    Chapter III: Union of consumer societies
    Establishes bases of formation and activity of union of consumer societies, including procedure, statutes, management bodies.
    Chapter IV: State registration and peculiarities of re-organization, liquidation of consumer societies and unions of consumer societies
    Chapter V: Final provisions.

  8. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 1804 of 14 December 2001 on measures for the protection of members of trade unions (Text No. 9592).

    Adoption: 2001-12-14 | Date of entry into force: 2002-02-01 | BLR-2001-R-60396

    Provides that contributions to trade unions shall be paid by members themselves and not taken from their wages.

  9. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 591 of the Executive Comity of Minsk Area of 13 August 2001 to approve the Regulations on the local council for labour and social matters (Text No. 1150).

    Adoption: 2001-08-13 | BLR-2001-R-60392

    Provides for organisation and tasks of the local council (development of social partnership, assistance for the settlement of collective labour conflicts).

  10. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 10 of 10 January 2001 for the improvement of State management in the field of settlement of collective labour disputes (Text No. 1937).

    Adoption: 2001-01-10 | Date of entry into force: 2001-01-10 | BLR-2001-R-58858

  11. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 416 of 14 July 2000 to supplement the Act on trade unions (Text No. 327).

    Adoption: 2000-07-14 | Date of entry into force: 2000-08-25 | BLR-2000-L-57508

    Adds a second provision to the first part of section 3 providing that the activity of trade unions can be limited in the cases provided for by the legislative acts of the Republic in the interest of national security and public order, or to guarantee rights and liberties of other persons.

  12. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 371 of 14 January 2000 to amend and supplement the Act [of 22 April 1992] on trade unions [consolidation] (Text No. 54). - http://ncpi.gov.by/eng/

    Adoption: 2000-01-14 | BLR-2000-L-56247

    Deals with trade union independence, representation and fundamental rights (inter alia, protection of labour rights, social protection, occupational safety and environment, conclusion of agreements in the fields of labour and social affairs) and the guarantee of their rights. Unofficial English translation: text as last amended by Act No. 416 of 14 July 2000.

  13. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Rules of 4 August 1999 to be applied in preparing and considering documents submitted for the State registration of political parties, trade unions, other public associations, as well as in registering their organizational structures.

    Adoption: 1999-08-04 | BLR-1999-M-64909

  14. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 29 of 26 July 1999 on supplementary measures to develop labour relations, to strengthen labour and executive discipline.

    Adoption: 1999-07-26 | BLR-1999-R-68789

    Aims at improving labour organisation and preventing violations of legislation in the field of labour relations. Entitles employers to conclude contracts with employees for a term of at least one year: such contracts may be cancelled before their term for the reasons envisaged by the legislation or by the contracts.

  15. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Rules of 15 July 1999 to be applied in preparing and considering documents submitted for the State registration of political parties, trade unions, other public associations, as well as in registering their organizational structures.

    Adoption: 1999-07-15 | BLR-1999-M-68788

  16. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 252 of 5 May 1999 respecting the National Council on Labour and Social Affairs.

    Adoption: 1999-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-05 | BLR-1999-R-68790

    Provides for the establishment of a National Council to ensure cooperation between the Government and the Republic-level confederations of employers and trade unions in the implementation of social and economic policy and the protection of workers' rights and citizens' economic and social interests.

  17. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 243 of 5 February 1999 to amend and supplement the Act on the settlement of collective labour disputes.

    Adoption: 1999-02-05 | BLR-1999-L-52822

    Provides for the procedure for putting forward demands, conciliation committee, mediation, labour arbitration, procedure and conditions relating to strikes. English translation available.

  18. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the President No. 2 of 26 January 1999 on some measures for the regulation of activities of political parties, trade unions, and other social action organizations. [Consolidation] - http://ncpi.gov.by/eng (Text as amended up to 4 April 2002)

    Adoption: 1999-01-26 | BLR-1999-R-63628

    Available in English.

  19. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 2 of 26 January 1999 on some measures aimed at regulating the activity of political parties, trade unions and other public associations. - http://www.praca.by

    Adoption: 1999-01-26 | BLR-1999-R-64910

    Makes provision for the registration of political parties, trade unions and other public associations. Unofficial English translation.

  20. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 199 of 4 November 1998 to amend and supplement the Act respecting Collective Agreements and Accords (Text No. 519).

    Adoption: 1998-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 1998-12-15 | BLR-1998-L-51782

  21. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act of 30 December 1997 on gatherings, meetings, street processions, demonstrations and picketing, as amended. - English translation as amended to 2003

    Adoption: 1997-12-30 | BLR-1997-L-55878

    Available in English.

  22. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 639 of 16 December 1997 respecting measures to improve cooperation between the State administration bodies and the trade unions.

    Adoption: 1997-12-16 | Date of entry into force: 1997-12-16 | BLR-1997-R-68786

    Provides, inter alia, for measures to improve social partnership and defines additional powers to be given to trade unions to that end, including participation in the work of joint bodies of State administration and in managing bodies of enterprises, and defense of the labour rights of workers who are trade union members when concluding or terminating contracts of employment.

  23. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act No. 3252-XII of 4 October 1994 on public associations, as amended up to 19 July 2005. - Act (as amended up to July 2005)

    Adoption: 1994-10-04 | BLR-1994-L-76617

  24. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Recommendation of 29 April 1994 on the procedure for conciliation, mediation, labour and compulsory arbitration in the event of collective labour disputes (conflicts).

    Adoption: 1994-04-29 | BLR-1994-M-52507

    Provides that conciliation, mediation and arbitration are based on social partnership principles. Also provides for the creation and activities of a conciliation committee.

  25. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act of 18 January 1994 on the settlement of collective labour disputes.

    Adoption: 1994-01-18 | BLR-1994-L-35731

    Deals with questions relating to labour arbitration, strikes, workers' rights during strikes, material assistance to workers during strikes, labour disputes and their settlement, liability of employers and trade unions. Available in English.

  26. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Act of 24 November 1992 respecting Collective Agreements and Accords.

    Adoption: 1992-11-24 | BLR-1992-L-35159

    Contains 19 articles concerning collective agreements and accords which establish basic principles for their negotiation and conclusion. Unofficial English translation available.

  27. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Agreement of 14 May 1992 between the Council of Ministers, employers' organizations and the Council of the Federation of Trade Unions for 1992.

    Adoption: 1992-05-14 | BLR-1992-M-52509

    Establishes the population's living standard, and deals with matters relating to employment and development of the labour market, occupational safety, protection of the population's health (especially in relation to the Chernobyl catastrophe), development of education, culture and sport, and development of social partnership.

  28. Belarus - Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations - Law, Act

    Law No. 1605-XII of 22 April 1992 on Trade Unions. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 1992-05-22 | BLR-1992-L-34074

    Lays down conditions for the creation of trade unions, their fundamental rights (the protection of workers' social rights), labour protection (safety and health), security of employment, environmental protection. Unofficial English translation available. Implementing text: Decree No. 1606-XII of 22 April 1992.


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