Domestic legislation has for the first time regulated the position of employees engaged through agencies, although such employment has existed for years. In what way and how much will the new law help agency workers? We discussed this with Jugoslav Ristić, president of the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions in Kragujevac and Mario Reljanović, an expert in labour law.
Postmen protested today in front of the main post office in Novi Sad. Post of Serbia workers don’t give up on their demand for better material position and fight against the increasing pressure exerted by management and the authorities.
Post of Serbia workers rejected the government’s salary increase proposal yesterday. A large number of employees of this profitable company currently earn wages closer to the minimum wage than the average earnings in the republic.
A traffic accident in Serbian capital Belgrade in which a Wolt bicycle courier got injured raised concerns about Wolt couriers’ working conditions and status. Are they employed and where, do they have health and social insurance, right to sick leave, vacations, how much do they earn…
The public will learn the official minimum wage for the next year no later than mid September. However, although the Social and Economic Council has just entered negotiations, it is already certain that the minimum wage will be set below the cost of the minimum consumer basket.
If the initiative to change the Labour law passes, Serbia might extend working life to 70 years of age for those who wish to remain active. According to the daily newspaper Politika, the initiative has already been adopted by eminent experts at a session dedicated to the questions of contemporary legislative held in Budva city, Montenegro.
Dragan Ilić, president of the trade union in the armament factory in Kragujevac got fired on monday.
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.
Masina’s journalists managed to talk with a worker engaged at the Parkview construction site, who witnessed a tragedy in which the lives of two of his co-workers were lost. According to his words the working conditions at the Belgrade waterfront construction site are terrible, there are workers without employment contracts, and the labour inspection announces its arrival beforehand.
A strong condemnation of the offenses that the President of Serbia made to the workers during his visit to a construction site of a future Turkish textile factory “Eurotay” in the city of Kraljevo comes from the Clean Clothes Campaign – an alliance dedicated to the improvement of working conditions in the global clothes manufacturing industry.
Contrary to the promise it made five years ago, H&M pays its workers less than living wage, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has established.
This morning two workers, around thirty and forty years old, died in Belgrade after falling from great height. The ambulance received an emergency call at 9:42 a.m. and the two medical teams sent could only pronounce them dead at the scene.
Geox owner Mario Moretti Polegato and the mayor of the city of Vranje in Serbia Slobodan Milenković discussed the possible implementation of a dual education based practice in the Geox factory in Vranje.
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.
A number of strikes in recent months point to wrong policies for subsidizing private investment and curtailing labor rights.
Unbearable working conditions during the summer months in Geox factory in the city of Vranje.
The strike at the automobile producer Fiat Chrysler, biggest exporter of goods from Serbia, is ongoing. Mašina’s journalists visited Kragujevac and talked to the workers and union representatives.
Adoption of the unfavorable law on agency employment and its future regulation will only worsen the already poor labor relations.
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