Croatia - First lawsuits against broken promises - November 30, 2016

The government is facing mass lawsuits for a claim of more than a billion kuna in total that could be filed by public sector employees due to the government’s non-compliance with an agreement to increase their base salary by 6%, which was signed in 2009. Under the agreement, when GDP growth reaches the average of two percent over two consecutive quarters, the base salary must be increased by six percent. These conditions were met at the beginning of this year. On 23 November 2016, the Municipal Court in Zagreb received the first four lawsuits filed by teachers who are backed by the Union of Croatian Education Workers, Revival.

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