The management of Fiat and the independent trade union have signed an agreement in the Serbian government today which puts an end to the workers’ strike. The agreement will facilitate the continuation of the production of the Fiat 500L model in Serbia, and the continuation of the dialogue between Fiat and the trade unions.
The agreement was signed by the president of the independent trade union in Fiat, Zoran Markovic and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobili Srbija (FCA), Silvia Vernetti. Serbian Economy Minister, Goran Knezevic initialed the agreement, while the Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic and the Serbian Labour and Employment Minister, Zoran Djordjevic attended the signing.
The agreement is an integral part of the new collective agreement that will cover the period of the next three years. The two sides have agreed on a pay increase in line with the projected annual inflation rate determined by the National Bank of Serbia in the following three years.
Every year, in February, the salaries will be adjusted to the projected inflation, and the increase for 2018 is 4.5%.
For 2017, the pay increase will be 2.2% starting from August. Also, the agreement entails workers getting half of the New Year’s bonus in August, while the rest (the other half) will be disbursed in December this year.
The company will also double the night commuting expenses. Furthermore, the workers will receive double the amount of commuting costs if they have to come to work early, or have to stay longer at work and because of that have no public transport back home.
The talks about the workers getting an efficiency bonus, like their counterparts in Italy and Poland, will start in 2018. In line with the agreement, the trade unions have agreed to refrain from strikes during the validity of the collective agreement.
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