This Law amends articles 501 and 502 of the Labour Code, in order to reduce the duration of a collective bargaining agreement clause that makes its expiry depend on the substitution by another collective bargaining agreement. Furthermore, it provides for the possibility under certain circumstances of temporary suspension of application of the collective bargaining agreements.
Law no. 55/2014 provides that, within one year, the law will be revised in order to promote the reduction of the terms hereby defined.
The law will enter into force on September 1, 2014 and determines that the new regime of Article 501 does not apply to collective bargaining agreements which termination notice has been served until May 31, 2014