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Russia: Industrial relations

Original and updating authors: Irina Anyukhina and Olga Pimanova, ALRUD

Summary

  • Employees have a constitutional and statutory right to form and join trade unions. (See Trade unions and recognition)
  • Employees have a statutory right, through their representatives, to collective bargaining and the conclusion of collective agreements. (See Collective bargaining and agreements)
  • Employee representatives (primary trade union organisations or another employee representative body) are entitled to obtain from the employer certain minimum information. (See Informing and consulting employees - general)
  • When making decisions on redundancies, an employer must give a minimum period of written notice of its plans to any primary trade union organisation representing its employees and the public employment services. (See Informing and consulting prior to redundancies)
  • An employer must inform any trade union organisation representing its employees at least three months in advance of any change in the organisation's type of ownership or legal form. (See Informing and consulting prior to transfers)
  • Employees have a statutory and constitutional right to strike. (See Industrial action)