Croatia - ITUC pleas for advances in labour rights - April 2, 2010

According to a report of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Croatian government has used European integration and harmonisation requirements as a pretext for making extensive legal reforms and reducing workers’ rights. As a result, more than 80% of newly-employed workers are employed on a short-term basis, and many fear their contracts will not be renewed if they join a union. The large number of fixed term employment contracts indicates the serious difficulties in realising freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. The ITUC report also notes that though discrimination in employment is prohibited, legislative provisions are insufficient to prevent women from being discriminated against and harassed at work.



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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