All the above-mentioned agreements regulate issues such as the conditions and termination of employment contracts, working time, minimum wage, holiday and sickness benefits, etc. As has already been said, these agreements are often supplemented by local collective agreements. The extension or extension may be requested by either party to the agreement in question and the decision is taken by the Minister, who is advised by a subcommittee composed of representatives of trade unions and employers. In addition to the fact that the agreement fulfils a number of formal conditions, such as.B. ensuring that the agreement has been signed by the competent authorities, there are no specific thresholds – such as the coverage of a certain proportion of workers – that must be respected, while employers` organisations now have a clear right to oppose the extension of an agreement due to the changes made in 2017. . .