App Delivery Workers Announce Boycott of Chevron for its Plunder of Palestine

Workers of the world are uniting to support Palestinian liberation. Most recently, the 100,000 workers part of the International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers (IAATW) declared a boycott of Chevron, an American oil and gas company, because of its role in profiting off of and perpetuating Israeli apartheid.

Workers of the world are uniting to support Palestinian liberation. Most recently, the 100,000 workers part of the International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers (IAATW) declared a boycott of Chevron, an American oil and gas company, because of its role in profiting off of and perpetuating Israeli apartheid.

Trade unions present strategies for improving the position of platform workers in Serbia

Strategies for trade union organizing and protection of the labor rights of platform workers in Serbia were presented at a round table organized by UGS "Nezavisnost" trade union association and the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia.

Strategies for trade union organizing and protection of the labor rights of platform workers in Serbia were presented at a round table organized by UGS “Nezavisnost” trade union association and the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia.

Safety and Health at Work for Platform Workers

No institution in Serbia keeps records of how many delivery workers are injured at work, as stated in the podcast "Delivery Couriers and Traffic Safety – The Price of Risk." Nevertheless, it's evident from media headlines, which are significantly fewer than the actual number of such incidents, that delivery workers often face accidents and mishaps while on duty.

No institution in Serbia keeps records of how many delivery workers are injured at work, as stated in the podcast “Delivery Couriers and Traffic Safety – The Price of Risk.” Nevertheless, it’s evident from media headlines, which are significantly fewer than the actual number of such incidents, that delivery workers often face accidents and mishaps while on duty.

Wolt discriminates against and mistreats several categories of workers simultaneously, according to Reljanović

Mario Reljanović, an expert in labor law, with no uncertainty tells Mašina that Wolt is the de-facto employer for its couriers. By limiting the ways some couriers can use the app, they are discriminating against foreign workers and lowering the potential earnings of all of its couriers.

Mario Reljanović, an expert in labor law, with no uncertainty tells Mašina that Wolt is the de-facto employer for its couriers. By limiting the ways some couriers can use the app, they are discriminating against foreign workers and lowering the potential earnings of all of its couriers.

Wolt introduced discriminatory rules for foreign workers in Serbia

Based on Mašina’s findings, part of the foreign workers who make deliveries through the Wolt app are denied the opportunity to see their actual earnings and to choose the deliveries they will work on. In this way, these workers are left with fixed wages, previously agreed on with the intermediary agency, which puts them in an unequal position compared to local delivery workers.

Based on Mašina’s findings, part of the foreign workers who make deliveries through the Wolt app are denied the opportunity to see their actual earnings and to choose the deliveries they will work on. In this way, these workers are left with fixed wages, previously agreed on with the intermediary agency, which puts them in an unequal position compared to local delivery workers.

The Precarious Life of Students in Serbia

Who can afford education in Belgrade and how do students live? Students of the University of Belgrade answer these questions and present the obstacles they face.

Who can afford education in Belgrade and how do students live? Students of the University of Belgrade answer these questions and present the obstacles they face.

Glovo fined its couriers for “abusing” the application?

Last week, the "challenge" was terminated for part of the couriers people who work through the Glovo application. As a result, these workers are being deprived of realizing part of their earnings, which are based on completing a certain number of deliveries. Glovo claims it fired these workers because they “misused” the application – but what constitutes misuse and according to whom?

Last week, the “challenge” was terminated for part of the couriers people who work through the Glovo application. As a result, these workers are being deprived of realizing part of their earnings, which are based on completing a certain number of deliveries. Glovo claims it fired these workers because they “misused” the application – but what constitutes misuse and according to whom?

Care workers and intermediaries from the Balkans: the precarity of female work fosters a lack of solidarity

The precarity of female care workers from the Balkan countries in the EU is revealed through the relationship with intermediaries who find their posts but also take a significant percentage of their earnings through fees. This interdependence is not only economic; it is a question of class and female solidarity in a contemporary context.

The precarity of female care workers from the Balkan countries in the EU is revealed through the relationship with intermediaries who find their posts but also take a significant percentage of their earnings through fees. This interdependence is not only economic; it is a question of class and female solidarity in a contemporary context.

Who looks after the elderly in Germany? Care workers between former Yugoslavia and Germany

A great number of women from former Yugoslavia regularly go to Germany and other EU countries to perform care labour. In most cases, they are completely exploited. Moreover, individuals and institutions of the EU countries both create and abuse their situation.

A great number of women from former Yugoslavia regularly go to Germany and other EU countries to perform care labour. In most cases, they are completely exploited. Moreover, individuals and institutions of the EU countries both create and abuse their situation.

Intra-Yugoslav Migration of Albanian Workers and Shopkeepers from 1953 to 1989 — An Interview with Rory Archer and Mladen Zobec 

Why did many Albanians work in the private sector in socialist Yugoslavia? How did the state treat small entrepreneurs and migrating seasonal workers? We discussed these and similar questions with researchers from the Centre for Southeast European Studies.

“Why did many Albanians work in the private sector in socialist Yugoslavia? How did the state treat small entrepreneurs and migrating seasonal workers? We discussed these and similar questions with researchers from the Centre for Southeast European Studies.

The people are looking for their Robin Hood – An interview with Waltraud Fritz-Klackl of the Communist Party of Austria

Mašina spoke to Waltraud Fritz-Klackl, a member of the Communist Party of Austria since the 1970s, who told us about her party's historical relationship with Yugoslavia, its recent electoral success and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Mašina spoke to Waltraud Fritz-Klackl, a member of the Communist Party of Austria since the 1970s, who told us about her party’s historical relationship with Yugoslavia, its recent electoral success and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Internationalism is the DNA of the Left — An Interview with Andrej Hunko

Andrej Hunko visited Belgrade to support Kurdish political activist Ecevit Piroğlu, who has been in prison in Serbia for two years. We spoke to Hunko about the importance of the recent elections in Turkey and about internationalism.

Andrej Hunko visited Belgrade to support Kurdish political activist Ecevit Piroğlu, who has been in prison in Serbia for two years. We spoke to Hunko about the importance of the recent elections in Turkey and about internationalism.

Serbian Police

Proposed policing bill introduces biometric surveillance, searches without warrants and use of force without justification

A new draft bill on internal affairs is due to be presented to the Serbian public by the end of the year. Members of the opposition and representatives of civil society have warned that it is even more alarming than legislation proposed in September 2021, which was withdrawn following an intervention by the Serbian head of state.

A new draft bill on internal affairs is due to be presented to the Serbian public by the end of the year. Members of the opposition and representatives of civil society have warned that it is even more alarming than legislation proposed in September 2021, which was withdrawn following an intervention by the Serbian head of state.

COP27, UN

Climate Change Loss and Damage to Be Paid by Historical Polluters – But Not All of the Biggest Polluters

A historic agreement was reached at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, COP27, with developed countries pledging to establish a funding facility that will help developing countries deal with the impact of global warming. During the negotiations, developing countries relied on the influence of China, which will not, for the time being at least, fund the facility.

A historic agreement was reached at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, COP27, with developed countries pledging to establish a funding facility that will help developing countries deal with the impact of global warming. During the negotiations, developing countries relied on the influence of China, which will not, for the time being at least, fund the facility.

Charity or Reparations: How Will Colonial Powers Compensate the Global South for the Consequences of Climate Change?

The key questions at this year’s United Nations COP27 climate change summit are whether developed countries will agree to start compensating poorer countries for the loss and damage they incur as a consequence of climate change and whether they will call it “aid” or reparations.

The key questions at this year’s United Nations COP27 climate change summit are whether developed countries will agree to start compensating poorer countries for the loss and damage they incur as a consequence of climate change and whether they will call it “aid” or reparations.