Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Strike at HŽ Infrastruktura Railway Company Called Off

ZAGREB, 24 March, 2021 - Three representative railway workers' unions whose members are employees of the HŽ Infrastruktura railway company have called off a strike announced for noon on 25 March after reaching a compromise solution and signing a new collective agreement with the employer.

The leader of one of the three unions, Mario Grbešić, told Hina that the dispute with the employer had been about two provisions, one being a non-taxable wage supplement and the other meal allowances.

"An agreement has been reached concerning these two issues in a satisfactory way. One will be implemented immediately and the other will be in force as of 1 January next year," Grbešić said.

Under the new collective agreement, to be in force from 1 April this year until 30 June 2022, as of 1 April workers have the right to a HRK 416 non-taxable wage supplement each month.

As of 1 January 2022, workers will receive a meal allowance of HRK 1.30 per each working hour.

They will also receive an Easter bonus of HRK 500, holiday pay of HRK 1,300 and a Christmas bonus of HRK 1,200.

The three unions that were planning to strike represent railway workers, train dispatchers and railway infrastructure workers.

The previous collective agreement expired on 28 February.

The unions further expressed their willingness to postpone negotiations on the cost of labour until the last quarter of this year considering the economic situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's earthquakes.

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Istria: Employees in Buzet Town Institutions, Firefighters Consider Strike?

While the strike that took place owing to Uljanik's failings towards its employees might have taken up a large part of media coverage, strikes in other parts of the country are also occurring, or at the very least being considered by numerous dissatisfied members of staff. Namely, in a certain picturesque town in Istria, the decision to initiate a strike procedure has not been issued officially for now, but the consideration of such a move is continuing.

It's not new information to state that a great number of employees, particularly those working in various positions in public institutions and city administrations up and down the country find themselves increasingly dissatisfied with the way things are being done. Often with very little real room to maneuver, and with complaints usually going either unheard or simply being swept under the rug and brushed off, many find themselves with little choice other than to either go on strike, or at the very least to threaten it.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 23rd of November, 2018, members of the Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia, as well as other employees in institutions of which the founder is the Town of Buzet; includng the Grdelin kindergarten, the home for the elderly and the public firefighters unit, came to the decision to initiate a strike procedure. As previously stated, in Buzet's city administration itself, the decision to initiate a strike procedure has not officially been issued for the time being, but the consideration of such a move remains at the forefront of the minds of those involved, with the potential of a strike occurring as soon as next month.

''During the upcoming week, conciliation will be the most likely outcome, followed by a public protest to give warning that a strike might really occur in early December,'' stated the head of the trade union office, Darko Vidmar.

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Thursday, 23 August 2018

State Will Continue Helping Uljanik Only When Administration Steps Down

Uljanik's workers' strike will have an important role to play in the direction of the unfolding crisis - either by means of bankruptcy or by some sort of controlled settlement.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Uljanik Workers Take to Streets and Block Traffic, Police Present

Just after 10:00 this morning, a meeting of Uljanik's management and the strike board began.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Croatia Airlines Workers Union Vows to Overturn Court Decision

The Union insists that they consider the decision to ban the Croatia Airlines strike unlawful and improper, claiming that they will use all the legal means to see it overturned.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Croatia Airlines And A Quagmire Of Issues

Unions are disappointed that even after a month since Prime Minister Plenković's promises, nothing has been done with regard to the consolidation of the already burdened company...

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Analyst Alen Šćuric: This Is A Tragedy, Strike Will Kill Croatia Airlines

Could the already burdened national carrier face a premature death if the strike goes ahead?

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Croatia Airlines Management: ''Strike Will Cause Losses Of 800,000 Euro Per Day''

Is there still time for an agreement?

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Croatia Airlines Pilots to Strike at Beginning of Tourist Season?

Rather unwelcome news for most, but will it happen?

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Jadrolinija Workers in Split Dissatisfied with Working Conditions, Announce Big Strike

Jadrolinija workers announced a strike due to the very poor working conditions, low wages and violations of worker's rights. What's worse, they have complained about this situation for years, but to no avail.