Act on Uniformity of Collective Agreements (Tarifeinheitsgesetz) in most parts compatible with the German Constitution (Grundgesetz, GG)

The constitutionality of the Act on Uniformity of Collective Agreements has been a widely debated issue since it came into force in July 2015. Just recently – on 11 July 2017 – the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) confirmed that the provisions of this Act are compatible with the German Constitution for the most part (docket-numbers: 1 BvR 1571/15, 1 BvR 1477/16, 1 BvR 1043/16, 1 BvR 2883/15, 1 BvR 1588/15). The Act prescribes that in case of a conflict due to several collective bargaining agreements (CBA) being applicable in one operation (Betrieb) the CBA of the trade union …

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