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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes

Length of procedure: 12 month(s)

% of dismissals out of the total number of disputes: 70 %

Notes / Remarks
See: Direct Request (CEACR) - adopted 2011, published 101st ILC session (2012)

"The Committee notes the information contained in the Government's report received in October 2011 in reply to the 2009 direct request. The Government reports that 70 per cent of 3,100 registered labour disputes concerned termination of employment (unfair dismissals). Some of the disputes were successfully conciliated while others were referred to arbitration. Out of 86 appeals and reviews that were filed at the Labour Court, 70 were unfair dismissal claims. The Government further reports that the average time to examine the appeals is done in accordance with the Labour Court Rules and ranges between three to 12 months, or more depending on Court scheduling. The Committee notes that there were 3,089 terminations for economic or similar reasons between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011".

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Compensation for unfair dismissal - free determination by court: Yes

Reinstatement available: Yes

Preliminary mandatory conciliation: Yes

Competent court(s) / tribunal(s): labour court

Existing arbitration: Yes