REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                               LAW                                              
            ON THE REGULATION OF COLLECTIVE DISPUTES                            
                                                                                
                            Chapter 1                                           
                                                                                
     Article 1. Collective Dispute                                              
                                                                                
     Collective disputes  shall be  the disagreements between the               
collective  of   employees   of   an   enterprise,   institution,               
organization (hereinafter  refer to as enterprise), or structural               
unit of  an  enterprise  or  trade  union  and  the  employer  or               
appropriate bodies  and officials, resulting from the unsatisfied               
demands of  said collectives  or trade  unions  which  have  been               
submitted and  registered in  accordance with  the provisions set               
forth in this Law.                                                              
                                                                                
     Article 2. Subjects for the Making of Demands                              
                                                                                
     The right  to make  demands  of  the  employer,  appropriate               
bodies or officials shall be vested in:                                         
1) the  collective of  all employees  of  an  enterprise  or  the               
collective of  employees of  a structural  unit of an enterprise;               
and                                                                             
2) trade  unions of  an enterprise  or the  joint  representative               
bodies of a trade union or association (union) of trade unions.                 
                                                                                
     Article 3. Procedure for Making and Registering Demands                    
                                                                                
     Demands of  the collective  of employees of an enterprise as               
well as  of a  collective of employees of a structural unit of an               
enterprise shall  be formulated and approved during their general               
meetings (conferences).  Employers shall  not have  the right  to               
prevent the  collective of  employees from  gathering outside  of               
business hours.  Meetings shall  be valid if at least one half of               
the employees  of the appropriate collective participate, whereas               
conferences shall  be  valid  if  two  thirds  of  the  delegates               
participate.  Decisions  during  meetings  shall  be  adopted  by               
majority vote  of the  participating  employees,  whereas  during               
conferences - by two-thirds vote.                                               
     The demands of trade unions shall be made in accordance with               
the procedure set forth in their statutes (rules of procedure).                 
Demands shall be clearly formulated and presented in writing.                   
                                                                                
     Article 4. Submission of Demands                                           
                                                                                
     The demands  of subjects indicated in Article 2 of this Law,               
made and  registered in pursuance with the procedure set forth in               
Article  3   therein  shall   be  presented   by  the  authorized               
representative to  the employer,  and when  necessary  -  to  the               
appropriate body or official.                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 5. Consideration of Demands                                        
                                                                                
     Employers must  consider the demands and inform the subjects               
who have  made the  demands of their decision in writing within 7               
calendar days of the submission of demands.                                     
In the  event that  the decision of the employer does not satisfy               
the subjects  who have  presented them,  the  collective  dispute               
shall be  considered in pursuance with the procedure set forth in               
Chapter II therein.                                                             
In the  event that  the demands  (part of the demands) excede the               
competence of  the employer,  he or  she shall submit the demands               
(part of the demands) for consideration to an appropriate body or               
official without  violating the  term indicated  in  Paragraph  1               
therein. In  such a  case,  the  collective  agreement  shall  be               
considered  in  accordance  with  the  bilateral  agreement  made               
between the  appropriate body or official and the subject who has               
presented  the   demands  (by   establishing  the  reconciliation               
commission, Labour  Arbitration, the  Court of Arbitration, etc.)               
with the  participation of  the employer.  If  the  procedure  of               
consideration has  not been  agreed upon, the decision concerning               
the submitted  demands shall be adopted by an appropriate body or               
official to  whom the  said demands  have been  addressed. In all               
such cases,  the demands  shall be  considered and  the  decision               
shall be  rendered to  the body which has submitted it in writing               
within 15 calendar days of the date of their submission.                        
                                                                                
                            Chapter 2                                           
                PROCEDURE FOR THE RECONCILIATION                                
                     OF COLLECTIVE DISPUTES                                     
                                                                                
     Article 6. Foundation of the Reconciliation Commission                     
                                                                                
     The reconciliation  commission  shall  be  formed  from  the               
authorized representatives of the subjects who have presented the               
demands and  the representatives  of the  employer. The number of               
members in the commission shall be established upon the agreement               
of the  parties. It  shall be formed within 7 days of the date of               
the submission of the demands.                                                  
     If the  parties have  not agreed on the number of members of               
the  commission,  they  shall  delegate  representatives  to  the               
reconciliation commission  at their discretion, provided that the               
number  of  delegates  from  each  party  does  not  excede  five               
individuals.                                                                    
     The commission  shall elect  a chairman  and secretary  from               
among its members.                                                              
                                                                                
     Article 7. Consideration of Collective Disputes by                         
               Reconciliation Commissions                                       
                                                                                
     Reconciliation commissions must consider collective disputes               
within 7  calendar days  of  the  date  of  its  formation.  Upon               
agreement of the parties, this term may be prolonged.                           
     Representatives of  the parties  shall  have  the  right  to               
invite specialists  (consultants, experts  and other individuals)               
to sittings of reconciliation committees.                                       
                                                                                
     Article 8. Decision of the Reconciliation Committee                        
                                                                                
     The decision  of  the  reconciliation  committee,  which  is               
binding to  the parties  and shall be executed in accordance with               
the terms and procedures set forth therein, shall be adopted upon               
the agreement  of the  parties and  shall be  registered  in  the               
minutes.                                                                        
     If the  parties fail  to agree on all or part of the demands               
at a reconciliation committee sitting, they may submit the matter               
for  consideration   to  labour   arbitration,   the   court   of               
arbitrations, or  provide another procedure for the consideration               
of the  dispute. They  may also  discontinue  the  reconciliation               
procedure by writing out a report concerning the disagreements.                 
     The collective  of employees  shall be  informed  about  the               
decision of  the reconciliation  committee  by  their  authorized               
persons or through local media.                                                 
     The  statutes   of  Labour  Arbitration  and  the  Court  of               
Arbitration shall  be approved  by the Government of the Republic               
of Lithuania. The Court of Arbitration and the Labour Arbitration               
must consider disputes submitted to them within 7 calendar days.                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 3                                           
           REGULATION OF COLLECTIVE DISPUTES BY STRIKE                          
                                                                                
     Article 9. Strike                                                          
                                                                                
     In the  event that a collective dispute has not been settled               
in accordance with the procedure set forth in Articles 5, 7 and 8               
of this Law, or in the event that the employer does not carry out               
the decision  of the reconciliation committee (Labour Arbitration               
and the  Court of  Arbitration), a  strike  may  be  declared  in               
accordance with  the procedure  set forth  in Article  10 of this               
Law.                                                                            
     A strike  shall be  a voluntary  refusal of the employees of               
enterprises or  their structural  units to  temporarily carry out               
their work in order to have their demands satisfied.                            
Nobody may  be forced  to take  part or to refuse to take part in               
the strike.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 10. Declaration of Strikes                                         
                                                                                
     The right to declare a strike shall be vested in the meeting               
of a  collective of  employees during which such decisions may be               
adopted by  majority vote,  or in a conference where the decision               
to declare  a strike  may be  adopted  by  two-thirds  vote.  The               
collective of  employees of  a structural  unit of  an enterprise               
shall have  the right  to adopt  the decision  to call  a  strike               
provided that  at least 2/3 of the employees of the said unit and               
at least  one half  of the  participants of  the meeting  of  the               
collective of  employees or  at least 2/3 of the delegates of the               
conference vote in favour of the adoption of such a decision.                   
     Trade unions,  when their members constitute the majority of               
the employees  of a  collective, shall  have the  right to call a               
strike in  accordance with  the procedure  provided  for  in  its               
statutes (rules of procedure).                                                  
     The representatives  of the  subjects indicated in Article 2               
of this Law shall have the right to declare a strike.                           
     Employers must be informed in writing about the beginning of               
future strikes  within 7  calendar days  of the strike by sending               
them the  decision adopted  in accordance  with  the  established               
manner. Only  those demands  which have not been regulated during               
the reconciliation  procedure may  be brought up upon declaring a               
strike.                                                                         
     Strikes may be preceded by a warning (limited) strike, which               
may not  last longer  than 2  hours. The  employer must be warned               
about  the  said  strike  no  later  than  24  hours  before  its               
beginning.                                                                      
     The employer  shall be  sent a written warning no later than               
21 calendar  days prior  to the beginning of the strike, upon the               
adoption of  a decision concerning a strike (as well as a warning               
strike)  in  railway,  city  public  transport,  civil  aviation,               
communications,  and  power  engineering  enterprises  (with  the               
exception of  electric power  enterprises), as well as in medical               
and pharmaceutical  institutions, food, water, sewerage and waste               
disposal, and  oil processing  enterprises, and in enterprises of               
uninterrupted production  and  other  types  whose  stoppage  may               
result in  difficult or  dangerous consequences to society or the               
health and lives of humans.                                                     
     It  shall   be  prohibited  to  call  a  strike  within  the               
structures of  internal affairs,  national defense  and  national               
security as well as in enterprises of electric power, centralized               
supply of heating and gas, and services of immediate medical aid.               
The demands  of the  employees of  such services  and enterprises               
shall  be  considered  by  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania. The  limitations of strikes may be provided for in the               
special laws of other services (institutions).                                  
     Strikes shall  be prohibited in zones of natural disaster as               
well  as  in  regions  in  which,  pursuant  to  the  established               
procedure have been declared in a state of emergency.                           
                                                                                
     Article 11. Leading Strikes                                                
                                                                                
     A strike  shall be  lead by a trade union if it declares it.               
In the  event that  other subjects have called a strike, it shall               
be lead  by a  body authorized  by a  meeting (conference) of the               
collective of  employees,  comprised  of  the  employees  of  the               
collective.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 12. The Course of a Strike                                         
                                                                                
     In accordance  with the  procedure established  by the  body               
leading a  strike, the strikers must be in their workplaces or on               
the territory of their place of employment as usual. The strikers               
may  take  part  in  the  pickets  at  their  working  place,  or               
appropriate institutions  of state power and governing as well as               
economic  and   social  organizations,  and  in  processions  and               
demonstrations  organized   in  accordance   with  the  procedure               
provided for in laws.                                                           
     The body  leading a  strike together  with the employer must               
guarantee the protection of property and people.                                
     If a  strike takes place at enterprises indicated in Section               
6 of Article 10 of this Law, the executions of the minimum amount               
of conditions  (services)  necessary  to  satisfy  the  immediate               
(vital) needs of society according to the province established by               
the Government or executive body of the local government shall be               
ensured by  the body leading a strike, as well as by the employer               
and employees designated by them.                                               
     In such  cases when  the conditions  indicated in  Section 3               
thereof are  not carried  out, the  Government (local government)               
may use other services in order to ensure their implementation.                 
                                                                                
     Article 13. Lawfulness of a Strike                                         
                                                                                
     Upon the  declaration of  a strike,  the  state  bodies  and               
officials to  whom the  demands have been submitted may appeal to               
court to  declare them unlawful. The court must consider the case               
within 10 days.                                                                 
     The court  shall declare  a strike  unlawful  if  its  goals               
contradict the  Constitution of  the Republic  of  Lithuania  and               
other laws,  if it  has been  called without  compliance with the               
procedures set  forth in  this Law or has been called in services               
and enterprises  indicated in Section 7 of Article 10 thereof, or               
if its declaration violates Section 8 of Article 10 thereof.                    
     Upon declaring  a strike  unlawful, it must be terminated on               
the day of the enforcement of the court decision.                               
     In the  event that there are particularly important reasons,               
the court shall have the right to postpone a strike which has not               
yet started  for a  period of  30 days,  or to stop, for the same               
period, a strike which has already started.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 14. Legal Status of Strikers and Guarantees                        
                                                                                
     During the  course of  a strike,  the  execution  of  labour               
contracts of  employees  taking  part  in  the  strike  shall  be               
suspended by  securing uninterrupted  work  records  as  well  as               
maintenance  according   to  social   security  and  guaranteeing               
protection from accidents at work.                                              
     Employees taking part in strikes shall not receive work pay,               
and shall be exempt from obligations to carry out their functions               
at work. During bargaining concerning the end of a strike, it may               
be agreed  upon that  the strikers  will be  paid all  or part of               
their wage.                                                                     
     Employees who  do not  take part in a strike and, due to the               
strike, cannot work, shall be paid as for work stoppage which has               
happened not through their fault.                                               
     Article 15. Actions Forbidden to the Employer (Lock out)                   
                                                                                
     Upon the  adoption of  a decision  concerning a  strike  and               
during the strike the employer shall be forbidden to:                           
     1) adopt  any unilateral decision to partially or completely               
stop the  functioning (activities)  of an enterprise, institution               
or organization;                                                                
     2) to  obstruct entrance to the work places to all employees               
or individual employees;                                                        
     3) refuse to provide work or tools to employees;                           
     4) create other conditions which may completely or partially               
stop the  work (activities) of a whole enterprise, institution or               
their separate units; and                                                       
     5) adopt any other decisions which interfere with the normal               
functioning  (activities)   of  an   enterprise,  institution  or               
organization.                                                                   
     It shall  be prohibited  for the  employer  to  bring  other               
employees into the place which is being striked.                                
                                                                                
     Article 16. End of a Strike                                                
                                                                                
     A strike shall end upon:                                                   
     1) the satisfaction of demands;                                            
     2) the agreement of the parties reached during the course of               
the strike to terminate it under certain conditions; or                         
     3) recognition  by the  subjects who have raised the demands               
that it is inexpedient to continue the strike.                                  
     Upon the  satisfaction of demands, the decision to terminate               
a strike  shall be adopted by the body leading the strike whereas               
the decision  to terminate  a strike in accordance with the cases               
indicated in  Paragraph 2  and 3 of this Article shall be adopted               
in pursuance  with the  procedure set forth in Section 1, 2 and 3               
of Article  10. A  written decision  to terminate  a strike  must               
indicate when work shall be commenced.                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 4                                           
                            LIABILITY                                           
                                                                                
     Article 17. Liability of Trade Unions                                      
                                                                                
     Trade  unions   must  compensate  the  employer  for  losses               
resulting from strikes which have been declared unlawful, if they               
were the organizers or leaders of the said strike.                              
     If the financial resources and property of a trade union are               
insufficient to  compensate for losses, the regulations set forth               
in Section 2 and 3 of Article 19 thereof may be applied.                        
                                                                                
     Article 18. Liability of Other Social Organizations and                    
               Parties                                                          
                                                                                
     Other social  organizations and  parties must compensate for               
losses resulting  from a  strike which has been declared unlawful               
with their  financial resources  and property,  if they  were the               
organizers of  the  (knowingly  unlawful)  said  strike  or  it's               
leaders (as stated by the court).                                               
     In the  event that  the financial resources and property are               
insufficient to  compensate for losses, the regulations set forth               
in Section 2 and 3 of Article 19 may be applied.                                
                                                                                
     Article 19. Liability of Employees                                         
                                                                                
     The  organization   of  a   knowingly  unlawful   strike  or               
participation in  it, as  well as participation in a strike which               
has   been    declared   unlawful   shall   incur   disciplinary,               
administrative and material liability.                                          
     In order  to compensate for losses, the employer may, at his               
own discretion,  use the  funds  which  have  been  allocated  in               
accordance with a collective agreement to pay supplementary wages               
to the members of a collective of employees, as well as for other               
privileges  and   compensations  which   are   supplementary   in               
comparison with laws.                                                           
     In cases  when, pursuant  to Section  1 of  Article  16  and               
Section 2  of Article  19  of  this  Law,  the  employer  is  not               
compensated for  all losses,  the  strikers  may  be  subject  to               
material liability in accordance with labour laws.                              
     Disputes concerning  the amount  of compensation  for losses               
shall be settled by the court.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 20. Liability of Heads of Enterprises and Officials                
                                                                                
     Heads of enterprises and other officials through whose fault               
a strike  has arisen,  or who  have either  not  implemented  the               
decision of  the Conciliation  Committee (Labour Arbitration, the               
Court of  the Arbitrations)  or delayed  its  implementation  and               
violated the  provisions of Article 15 thereof, may be subject to               
disciplinary, administrative  or criminal liability in accordance               
with the procedure set forth in laws; they may also be subject to               
material liability equalling up to 6 months salary.                             
                                                                                
     Article 21. Liability of Bodies of Management and their                    
               Heads or Officials                                               
                                                                                
     The heads or officials of bodies of management through whose               
fault a strike has been declared, or who have not implemented the               
decision of  the Consiliation  Committee (Labour Arbitration, the               
Court of  Arbitration) or have delayed its implementation, may be               
subject to  disciplinary, material,  administrative  or  criminal               
liability in accordance with the procedure set forth in laws.                   
     The bodies  of management  must compensate for losses caused               
to  the   employer  through  the  fault  of  their  officials  in               
accordance with the procedure set forth in laws.                                
                                                                                
     Article 22. Compensation for Damages Caused to a Third Party               
                                                                                
     The damages  caused by  a strike  to other  enterprises  and               
individuals shall be compensated for under the applicable laws of               
the Republic of Lithuania.                                                      
                                                                                
VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
17 March, 1992                                                                  
No. I-2386