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SERBIAN GOVERNMENT: PROGRAM OF ANTI-CRISIS MEASURES

PROGRAM OF ECONOMIC MEASURES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AIMED AT REDUCING NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THE CORONA VIRUS AND SUPPORTING SERBIAN ECONOMY On March 31, 2020 the Government of the Republic of Serbia published the Program of Measures...

TRADE UNIONISTS VICTIMS OF EMPLOYERS’ ARBITRARINESS

As soon as the new government comes into being, the two major Serbian trade union confederations, CATUS and TUC Nezavisnost, will demand the adoption of amendments to the Labour Law enabling the protection of shop-stewards. At the press conference...

ONLY 40 PUBLIC COMPANIES CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY PRIVATISED

By 2014 a myriad of companies which in times of self-management socialism belonged to the community, was reduced to 560. Nowadays, they are 80, and only 40 of them are interesting for potential buyers. The rest is highly questionable...

TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP DECLINE – WHOSE GUILT IT IS?

All main trade union confederations in Serbia agree that the guilt lies with all social partners – employers, Government and the unions themselves. Still, the main culprit for them is the Government with its continued effort to eliminate or...

SERBIAN SPAS: A PRIVATISATION AGAINST PENSIONERS’ INTERESTS

Kursumlijska and Vranjska Spas which belonged to Serbian Pension Fund went to businessmen who paid for them just a miserable sum of money – the toil of workers, who during decades financed the construction of spa hotels was sold...

HYPER-EXPLOITATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS CAUSES ANGER

Recently we learnt that more than a hundred Indian citizens working temporarily in Serbia were unlawfully exploited although employed at the state-monitored infrastructural projects. Their work contracts were of poor quality and according to the experts, even contrary to...

UNIONS FOR A BAN ON SUNDAY WORK

The commercial sector in Serbia is rather specific: it encompasses round 200,000 workers, 70% of them are women and wages are 30% under the national average. Currently, there is a big campaign aimed at eliminating the work on Sundays...

SERBIA: WORKERS’ CONDITIONS BETTER IN PUBLIC THAN IN PRIVATE SECTOR

In an interview delivered to Serbian media during his visit to Nis, CATUS President Orbovic said that last five years were extremely difficult for Serbian workers. That period was marked by low salaries/pensions and a ban on new employment...

DRAMATIC WAGE INCREASE IN SERBIA BY 2025: DREAM OR REALITY?

Serbian President Vucic spoke recently about the domestic average wage rising from 500 euros in 2020 to 900 euros in 2025. The statement which was met with both enthusiasm and skepticism lit up a fervent discussion, which still lasts....

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Huge number of work permits issued to foreign workers in 2023

Last year 50,000 work permits were issued to foreign workers. The majority of those workers come from Russian Federation. According...

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