5.1.6 Labour laws
The new Labour Code (Law 40/2011) rules that individual limited contracts, usually used for people in the cultural and creative sector, include mandatory social contributions and are to be paid by the employer.
Security of employment is seen as a priority for both policymakers and stakeholders in general. The system of salaries for civil servants and employees in the public cultural sector is completely unified and standardised. Collective labour agreements are regularly used when negotiating contracts with state-run cultural institutions.
There are no specific provisions concerning the involvement of volunteers.
See also comparative information provided in the Compendium "Themes!" section under "Status of Artists".