Croatia - Unions consider general strike - October 22, 2010

Trade unions, angered by the Constitutional Court’s decision, which had labeled the referendum on labour laws as unnecessary, are considering a general strike, protests across the country and a petition calling for early elections. The unions will vote on which one of the three actions to undertake in response to the Court’s decision that they call “political” and “preventing democracy.” They emphasise, however, that their main motive behind country-wide action would be the overall poor economic situation. The Court decided that the reasons for holding the referendum were no longer relevant after the government had withdrawn the proposed amendments to the labour laws (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 June and July-August 2010).

English: http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2010-10-22/14604/Unions_threaten_with_general_strike_

 

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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