Gig economy on the rise in Eastern European countries. First labour organizations and unions of platform workers appear

Platform workers in Eastern European countries face similar problems like their colleagues in Serbia. Does the forming of the first trade unions and other workers' organizations suggest a possibility of international organizing?

Platform workers in Eastern European countries face similar problems like their colleagues in Serbia. Does the forming of the first trade unions and other workers’ organizations suggest a possibility of international organizing?

Mario Reljanović: Amendments to the Law on Simplified Work Engagement on Seasonal Jobs exceed my worst expectations

Labour law expert Mario Reljanović believes that the draft law meant to regulate the working conditions of seasonal workers contains "meaningless" norms and does not improve workers’ rights.

Labour law expert Mario Reljanović believes that the draft law meant to regulate the working conditions of seasonal workers contains “meaningless” norms and does not improve workers’ rights.

Centralising culture: competition for the Serbian Capital of Culture 2023

To what extent do state priority projects such as the Serbian Capital of Culture really succeed in advancing and developing local cultural policies, and to what extent are they only a "decorative practice for government policies"?

To what extent do state priority projects such as the Serbian Capital of Culture really succeed in advancing and developing local cultural policies, and to what extent are they only a “decorative practice for government policies “?

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What kind of problems do IT workers in Serbia face?

Growth of the domestic IT industry brings forward issues of labour rights in the sector. What kind of problems do IT workers face and how can they be solved?

Growth of the domestic IT industry brings forward issues of labour rights in the sector. What kind of problems do IT workers face and how can they be solved?

Green-Left Coalition and Tomislav Tomašević take a lead in the first round of local elections in Zagreb

According to the still unofficial results of the local elections in Croatia, the support received by the green-left coalition We can! (Možemo!) announces changes on the political scene of the neighbouring country.

According to the still unofficial results of the local elections in Croatia, the support received by the green-left coalition We can! (Možemo!) announces changes on the political scene of the neighbouring country.

Fascist song recited at the solemn celebration of the Victory Day over Fascism in Serbia

The ceremonial academy on the occasion of the Day of Victory over Fascism was held on May 9 at the National Theatre in Belgrade. The gathering was attended by the entire state leadership, and the celebration of victory over fascism was marked by reciting songs authored by an interwar fascist movement and organization led by politician Dimitrije Ljotić.

The ceremonial academy on the occasion of the Day of Victory over Fascism was held on May 9 at the National Theatre in Belgrade. The gathering was attended by the entire state leadership, and the celebration of victory over fascism was marked by reciting songs authored by an interwar fascist movement and organization led by politician Dimitrije Ljotić.

Who takes your children for a walk?

Parents find it difficult to reconcile their work and the struggle to provide for their family with the time needed to take care of their children. Mothers bear a multiple burden, and state policies provide little besides declarative concern for the birth rate.

Parents find it difficult to reconcile their work and the struggle to provide for their family with the time needed to take care of their children. Mothers bear a multiple burden, and state policies provide little besides declarative concern for the birth rate.

Workers Organizing in the Digital Age – Outlooks for the (near) future

The increased digitalization of labor presents a whole new set of challenges from the legislative and labor organizing perspective. Companies use sophisticated software to monitor their employees, but workers can also utilize software in their struggle for labor rights and a more equitable economy.

The increased digitalization of labor presents a whole new set of challenges from the legislative and labor organizing perspective. Companies use sophisticated software to monitor their employees, but workers can also utilize software in their struggle for labor rights and a more equitable economy.

Protest of the Association of Internet Workers in Serbia

Thousands of people supports freelancers. Negotiations with the Government announced for Monday

Online workers held a protest on Saturday in front of the National Assembly of Serbia. The authorities accepted invitation to negotiations, stated Miran Pogačar, president of the Association of Internet Workers (URI). Members of URI added that this is a small victory and that they will continue to fight.

Online workers held a protest on Saturday in front of the National Assembly of Serbia. The authorities accepted invitation to negotiations, stated Miran Pogačar, president of the Association of Internet Workers (URI). Members of URI added that this is a small victory and that they will continue to fight.

Tatlin's Tower, the project for the Monument to the Third International; Photo: Aurelien Guichard / Flickr

An internationalist collective endeavor in times of rising instability: discussing the Eastern European Left Media Network

How much do we Eastern Europeans know about each other? What kind of information can we acquire about each others' local context? Where is this information produced, in what language and based on what political views and underlying ideologies?

How much do we Eastern Europeans know about each other? What kind of information can we acquire about each others’ local context? Where is this information produced, in what language and based on what political views and underlying ideologies?

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Linglong Tire in Serbia: pollution in accordance with feng shui

Europe’s automobile manufacturers will be receiving their tires from Zrenjanin via the new Silk Road. Meanwhile, the Republic of Serbia will pay for its place in the Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative by providing subsidies, natural resources and by adjusting its legislation to the needs of corporations.

Europe’s automobile manufacturers will be receiving their tires from Zrenjanin via the new Silk Road. Meanwhile, the Republic of Serbia will pay for its place in the Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative  by providing subsidies, natural resources and by adjusting its legislation to the needs of corporations.

Who has a problem with artists?

During the past weeks we have witnessed a continuity of possibly thoroughly premeditated attacks on artists in Serbia, provoked not exclusively by artwork, but also by the artists' efforts to break the deadlock of problems concerning their social and labour status.

During the past weeks we have witnessed a continuity of possibly thoroughly premeditated attacks on artists in Serbia, provoked not exclusively by artwork, but also by the artists’ efforts to break the deadlock of problems concerning their social and labour status.

Workers’ struggle during the pandemic

Striking similarities were revealed among ex-Yugoslav republics during this pandemic: the burden of the crisis was placed on the workers, who, although fragmented, organized resistance all across their shared former homeland, while at the same time facing the double threat of infection and possible termination.

Striking similarities were revealed among ex-Yugoslav republics during this pandemic: the burden of the crisis was placed on the workers, who, although fragmented, organized resistance all across their shared former homeland, while at the same time facing the double threat of infection and possible termination.

Rio Tinto in Serbia: privatization of natural resources, obstruction of sustainable development

A third protest was held near Loznica city against a lithium mine that the British-Australian company Rio Tinto intends to open in Jadar Basin in Western Serbia. Hundreds of citizens protested on October 27 in Brezjak settlement, in front of the branch office of the second largest mining corporation in the world, which plans to exploit world-class deposits of lithium ore – and, according to experts and activists, destroy everything around it. Their concern is heightened by the company's unwillingness to inform the public about the project and negotiate its details with the local community, as well as by the examples of Rio Tinto's destructive actions across the planet.

A third protest was held near Loznica city against a lithium mine that the British-Australian company Rio Tinto intends to open in Jadar Basin in Western Serbia. Hundreds of citizens protested on October 27 in Brezjak settlement, in front of the branch office of the second largest mining corporation in the world, which plans to exploit world-class deposits of lithium ore – and, according to experts and activists, destroy everything around it. Their concern is heightened by the company’s unwillingness to inform the public about the project and negotiate its details with the local community, as well as by the examples of Rio Tinto’s destructive actions across the planet.

Let’s turn dissatisfaction with the existing public healthcare policy into a plan to preserve health and healthcare system

The political concoction of destroying public healthcare and bad climate policies is deadly. Organizing workers in the public sector and connecting them to social and green struggles is key to preserving health and public healthcare system.

The political concoction of destroying public healthcare and bad climate policies is deadly. Organizing workers in the public sector and connecting them to social and green struggles is key to preserving health and public healthcare system.

Tired worker in the fish factory

The breakdown of labour rights in Serbia during the state of emergency

An analysis conducted by the FCD and the OHCHR showed that the state of labour rights in Serbia drastically deteriorated during the recent state of emergency declared due to the COVID-19 epidemic. What needs to change so that this scenario doesn't happen again?

An analysis conducted by the FCD and the OHCHR showed that the state of labour rights in Serbia  drastically deteriorated during the recent state of emergency declared due to the COVID-19 epidemic. What needs to change so that this scenario doesn’t happen again?