25. June 2021.
On 25 June 2021 Introductory Training was held for newly appointed conciliators and arbiters in compliance with the 2021 Program of Professional Development of Conciliators and Arbiters.
The training was held in the webinar format and divided into two segments. Segment 1 covered the conciliation procedures with case studies from the Agency practice run by Prof. Dr Bojan Urdarević, an experienced conciliator working for our Agency. Segment 2 covered the issues of arbitrage with practical examples. It was run by Dejana Spasojević Ivančić with years of experience in arbitration and conciliation cases in our Agency.
Although the interactive webinar was held in order to introduce newly elected conciliators and arbiters into the arbitration and conciliation procedures before the Agency, it will also be useful for other conciliators and arbiters as a forum for sharing relevant experiences and cases they encounter in practice.
24. June 2021.
At the „Sremska Mitrovica“ General Hospital in Sremska Mitrovica, parties in dispute, with Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes as the mediator, drafted a joint recommendation on the mode of resolution of the collective labor dispute that was unanimously adopted and signed by the Conciliation Board.
The case was conducted before the Agency in order to exercise the right to establish a trade union representativeness by the employer. The procedure was initiated upon proposal to initiate a procedure for peaceful resolution of a collective dispute by the Trade Union of Nurses and Medical Technicians of Serbia for multiple employers, such as the Healthcare Center and General Hospital in Sremska Mitrovica. The Conciliation Board was set up in compliance with the Law combining representatives of disputed parties and Dejana Spasojević Ivančić in the capacity of the attending conciliator. After two hearings the joint recommendation was drafted on how to overcome and resolve the issue.
At the „Sremska Mitrovica“ General Hospital both the employees and employer entered the peaceful resolution of dispute procedure exemplifying willingness to participate in social dialogue in order to come up with sustainable solutions in line with the law.
22. June 2021.
At the JKP „Novosadska toplana“ in Novi Sad parties in dispute, with mediation of the Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes, draw a joint recommendation on the resolution of the collective labor dispute that was eventually unanimously adopted and signed by the Conciliation Board.
The procedure before the Agency was conducted for exercising the right to establish representativeness of the trade union at the Employer’s company. The procedure followed the proposal to initiate a procedure for peaceful resolution of labor dispute between the “Nezavisnost” (“Independence”) Trade Union and JKP „Novosadska toplana“. The Conciliation Board was set up in line with the law, including representatives of the disputed parties and Ružica Erceg as the attending conciliator. After two hearings joint recommendation was written advising on the way to overcome the disputed issue.
The employer and employees of the JKP „Novosadska toplana“ in Novi Sad followed recommendations of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and in this peaceful resolution of dispute gave an example of willingness to establish social dialogue in order to find sustainable solutions in line with regulations in force.
14. June 2021.
In the process of peaceful resolution of collective labor dispute at the PPT „Petoletka“ Trstenik relating to the collective agreement signing upon advice of the trade union organization, affiliate of the Independent Trade Union of Metal Workers of Serbia, at the PPT „Petoletka“ Trstenik, Mr Draško Veličković, attending conciliator, passed a recommendation on how to resolve the collective labor dispute.
The conciliator set up a conciliation board, in line with the law, composed of representatives of the disputed parties. With the Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes as the mediator, the management and trade union leaders failed to reach common recommendation on how to resolve the collective labor dispute peacefully. Therefore, the conciliator passed a recommendation in good faith for continuation of the dialogue in compliance with mutual respect and appreciation of interests of both parties.
The procedure before the Agency was conducted in reference to conclusion of the collective agreement; almost all provisions were agreed upon except for the remuneration per hour and coefficient. Nevertheless, in the procedure both parties have an opportunity to continue the direct dialogue further and reach acceptable solution with appreciation of common interests.
08. June 2021.
The Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes was visited by a delegation of the International Labor Organization on the occasion of implementation of the project entitled Employment and Social Affairs Platform - ESAP 2. The meeting was attended by Ada Huibregtse, the chief project coordinator, and Jovan Protić, national coordinator of the International Labor Organization for the Republic of Serbia.
The Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP 2) is a regional 3-year project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented jointly by the Regional Cooperation Council and International Labor Organization (ILO).
ESAP 2 is a continuation of a successfully implemented first part of the project in the region of the Western Balkans (2016 to 2019) and is aimed at upgrading of the results achieved in the area of combating unreported work, preparation, implementation and monitoring of detailed national maps to curb unreported work and implementation of intervention packages; support to social dialogue in order to promote participation of economic and social councils in enactment of economic and social policies, promotion of collective negotiations and support of networking of agencies for peaceful resolution of labor disputes; advancing of knowledge and practices of labor inspections for prevention and curbing unreported work; implementation of strengthened social agenda for the Western Balkans in Cooperation with the European Commission, reinforced EU engagement in supporting the Western Balkans to enable effective implementation of reform at the labor market in the area of social policies and EU enlargement process. To learn more about the project, see: https://www.esap.online/pages/1/we-are-esap-2
Referring to the support to networking of agencies for peaceful resolution of labor disputes, it is agreed to host a regional annual conference of national agencies for peaceful resolution of labor disputes in Belgrade in early October. It is also agreed to examine the possibility of professional development of conciliators and arbiters by the International Labor Organization at its training center in Turin.
At the meeting the Agency Director, Ivica Lazović, informed Mrs Huibregtse about our practical experience, and in particular digitalization of the procedure, where we, being the first in the region to do so, will be the model for other agencies. Cooperation on the project so far was found to be positive and in further implementation a series of activities are agreed to promote alternative forms of resolution of labor disputes.
01. June 2021.
On 1 June 2021 an on-line meeting of regional network of agencies for peaceful resolution of labor disputes on „Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on peaceful resolution of labor disputes in the Western Balkans“ was held.
The meeting, first in this format, was organized by the International Labor Organization within the project entitled Employment and Social Affairs Platform – ESAP 2 implemented by the International Labor Organization and Regional Cooperation Council.
The meeting was attended by Ada Huibregtse, ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Cristina Mihes, ILO senior specialist for social dialogue and labor law, Bernd Wild, from the EC Directorate General for Employment, Attila Kun, Head, Department for Labor Law and Social Security, Karoli Gaspar University, Budapest, Vesna Simović-Zvicer and Zdenka Burzan from the Montenegrin Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes, Velibor Mikać from the Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes of the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Vladimir Boyadijev from the National Institute for Conciliation and Arbitrage (Bulgaria), Lulјeta Crasta from the Ministry of Social Protection and Youth of Albania, as well as representatives of social partners in the region, ILO experts and project experts.
The Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes was represented by the Director, Dr Ivica Lazović whose presentation was entitled „Labor Disputes and Covid-19 pandemic: Challenges and Solutions”. Prof. Dr Senad Jašarević talked about practical experiences of conciliation during the pandemic.
Relevant experiences, information and examples of good practice in the operations of conciliators and arbiters during the pandemic were shared, and further forms of cooperation promotion among the regional network of agencies for peaceful resolution of labor disputes agreed.
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