4. Any other matter which may be decided with the prior agreement of the works council may be decided only by appointment between an employer and the works council. Section 202. Judicial protection of the rights established by a collective agreement (4) The Minister of Labour shall establish a set of rules governing the procedure for the transfer of collective agreements and their amendments to a competent public body, as well as the methods of collecting and amending collective agreements received. Horizontal and vertical coordination is weak, mainly due to a weak tradition of social dialogue, low collective coverage of private sector employees, the lack of willingness of the private sector to accept trade unions as partners and insufficient capacity of trade unions and employers` organisations. In a serious economic and social context and alarming unemployment rates, trade unions have begun to coordinate more effectively over the past two or three years, but coordination between them remains relatively weak, across sectors and at different levels. 2. Trade unions shall determine the number of members and the composition of the Collective Agreements Committee referred to in paragraph 1. 1.
The parties may agree on the settlement of a collective dispute through arbitration. (5) The Minister of Labour, with the agreement of the Minister of Health, shall set out in a regulation the conditions and procedure for obtaining the rights referred to in paragraph 4 and the method of determining the amount and method of payment of the wage increase. 5. The employment contract or collective agreement may provide that a worker who does not work full-time in occupations referred to in paragraph 1 does not exceed the full-time limit for certain other activities which do not correspond to the nature of the jobs referred to in paragraph 1. Section 197. Influence of legislative changes on the application of a collective agreement The extended application of the legislation contained in a collective agreement is governed by Article 199 of the ArbeitgD (OG 93/14, 127/17). At the end of a collective agreement, the legal provisions contained therein on the content and termination of employment contracts will continue to apply until a new collective agreement is concluded up to three months after the initial expiry date. A collective agreement may provide for a prolonged extension of the legislation contained in the collective agreement. 1. Persons subject to this law may be parties to such a contract.
Under the Labour Act, trade unions are the only actors entitled to conclude collective agreements in the Republic of Croatia on behalf of workers, while on the employer`s side, a contracting party may be an employer or an employer`s organization. The right to certain agreements with the employer is also granted to the works council, but these agreements cannot regulate issues relating to wages, the duration of working time and other matters for which the Labour Law provides that they may be governed by a collective agreement. In this way, in addition to freedom of association and activity, trade unions will be guaranteed a monopoly on collective bargaining. In Croatia, works councils are relatively rare and most often strongly influenced by trade unions. 1. The employer must establish the schedule for taking annual leave in accordance with the collective agreement, the employment rules, the employment contract and this Act. . . .