Martin Štefko
Author’s affiliation: Faculty of Law, Charles University; Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Czech Stagnation vs. Hungarian and Polish (R)evolution

Jurisprudence 1/2020 Section: Discussion Page: 36–41

Keywords: strike, tripartite, social dialogue

Abstract: International ILO agreements and EU law anticipates the existence of an entity devoted to create and to maintain social dialogue on a national level. Czech, Hungarian and even Polish respective laws do recognise such a body whose main function is to enforce a broad no-strike rule. For various reasons, Hungarian and Polish legislators decided to change the respective formal tripartite structures. This paper analyses those changes of the formal tripartite entity in said countries and compares them with the specific situation in the Czech Republic that is well-known for stagnation in this regard. The author addresses a research question: which tripartite entity is more efficient in its role to maintain peace and prosperity?