New Law on Strike to be adopted soon

Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans’ and Social Affairs, Zoran Djordjevic announced today that a public debate on the draft Law on Strike would start  begin soon because the amendments to the law had been harmonized.

“I expect everyone to participate in the public debate because the goal is to have a modern and efficient Law on Strike,” Djordjevic told a press conference in the Government of Serbia after the meeting of the Social and Economic Council.

He underlined that employers and trade unions have not yet reached a consensus about all the issues they disagree on, but regardless, a decision as make to immediately start a public debate in order to hear acceptable solutions to the contentious issues, and for the law to be adopted as soon as possible.

As the minister explained, so far there is no consensus on lockout, which is a temporary work stoppage or denial of employment initiated by the management of a company during a labour dispute. Another contentious issue is defining what constitutes a profession of general interest.

Djordjevic reminded that the current Law on Strike has been in force since 1996 and that the amendments to it have been in preparation since 2003.

The minister announced that a new Committee for Determining Trade Union Representation will commence its work soon. The Committee will not check all trade unions and how well they are representing workers, but only those unions that objections were made against.

Also, at the meeting of the Social and Economic Council, head of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia, Ljubisav Orbovic was replaced with Milos Nenezic, the head of the Serbian Employers’ Union. 

The Council comprises of the representatives of the Government of Serbia, the Independent Trade Union, the Nezavisnost Trade Union and the Employers’ Union.

(Kurir, 23.04.2018)


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