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Argentina: Industrial relations

Original and updating authors: Daniel Orlansky and Felipe Graham, Baker & McKenzie

Consultant editors: Felicitas de Achával, Julio Caballero, Lorenzo P. Gnecco and Esteban Valansi, Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno

Summary

  • Various entitlements, such as collective bargaining rights, are granted to trade unions that have been granted official status (known as "trade union personality") by the Government. This status is granted to only one union in respect of a sector or employee category. (See Trade unions)
  • Where requested by a relevant trade union with official status, employers are obliged to engage in collective bargaining. (See Collective bargaining and agreements)
  • Employers have no general statutory obligation to inform and/or consult employees on business or employment matters. (See Informing and consulting employees - general)
  • An employer must follow a statutory "crisis-prevention procedure" before making collective redundancies. (See Informing and consulting prior to redundancies)
  • There is no statutory obligation on employers to inform and/or consult employees prior to business transfers. (See Informing and consulting prior to transfers)
  • Trade unions with official status may call strikes, and a mandatory conciliation procedure must be followed before any industrial action is held. (See Industrial action)