The bill for the modernisation of labour law dialogue was passed on 17 January 2007. It implements new procedural requirements; in particular it requires that compulsory discussions take place between the government and trade unions before any draft reforms to labour law are made. It also makes provisions for employment and professional training. The law requires the government to present its plans to the National Collective Bargaining Committee on an annual basis as well as providing Parliament with a report on all discussion procedures. The aim of the law is to open up national and inter-sector negotiations. However, it remains possible for the government to avoid applying the law if it can demonstrate an urgent need for so doing.