Croatia - Unions gather over 800,000 signatures for referendum - July 20, 2010

The five union confederations that started to collect signatures calling for a referendum on the labour law reforms as proposed by the government, have announced to finally have gathered 813,016 signatures. Thus, the petition has by far surpassed the legal requirement of 10% of registered voters, or 449,506, to initiate the referendum. The signatures were submitted to Parliament Speaker, Luka Bebić on 14 July. It is expected that the verification of signatures will take at least one month (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 June 2010).



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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