Radio television of Serbia (RTS) employees belonging to the branch trade union for culture, art and media “Nezavisnost” (Independence) condemned the alienation of the public broadcaster from the citizens, its misuse for the purposes of biased political promotion, and simultaneous blocking of all opponents and criticizers of the contemporary Serbian regime. In their public statement members of Nezavisnost...
Hungary’s “slave law” is the government’s attempt to remedy existing labour shortage in the country for the benefit of multinational companies and to the detriment of workers. Industrial workers in general have not mobilized yet, but the trade unions announced and started preparation for strike actions.
Pressure on trade union representatives continue – trade union commissioner sacked in the National Museum of Serbia
Radoslav Piljak has been fired after his trade union exposed malversation and illegal activities in the National Museum of Serbia.
In the late eighties, half a million people took part in labour strikes in reaction to the economic crisis. The trade unions, although being the most significant workers’ organizations, failed to appropriate this battle. Instead, it was claimed by the nationalist political parties on the rise.
Professional city bus drivers are leaving Serbia with a one-way ticket increasingly often. The prolongation of working hours, low salaries and irrational business policies of the City public transport company Belgrade do not only motivate the drivers to emigrate, but also serve as arguments for further privatization of the company.
The workers from Turkish factory Kaizen who were dismissed last Saturday had signed mutual termination agreements under management’s pressure and threats of legal prosecution.