Amendment of Article 6 of the Collective Agreement Act was announced by the President on 4th of June, 2014. The amendment adds Paragraph 5 to Article 6, providing that in circumstances where labor and employers fail to agree to a collective agreement after six months of negotiations, the competent authorities of municipalities or other local administrations may in principle refer the matter to arbitration upon consideration of both parties’ interests and the possibility of signing a collective agreement.

Michael Kao