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29. September 2021.

From 6 to 8 October 2021 the Regional Conference of Network of Agencies for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes will be held in Belgrade, within the ESAP 2 (Employment and Social Affairs Platform) project of the International Labor Organization and European Commission. Countries from the broader region will participate (Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska (B&H), Republic of North Macedonia, Albania and Hungary).

The Annual Regional Conference of Agencies for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes is the most important event in this field and represents a continuation of cooperation among countries that are signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding on Prevention and Resolution of Labor Disputes. Important issues will be discussed at the regional conference including the system for performance development of conciliators and arbitrators, the use of case management system and promotion of efficacy and prospects for further development.

Two specialone day training courses for conciliators and arbitrators will be held during the Conference on the skills required for labor dispute resolution. The trainings will be run by the International Training Center in Turin, which is an ILO specialized training center.

The importance of this conference lies in the fact that it is an event that gathers experts from the region and provides conditions for more intensive cooperation and direct sharing od relevant experiences, information and examples of good practice.

21. September 2021.

The XXIII International Seminar of the Society for Labor and Social Security Law was held on Zlatibor from 15 to 18 September 2021. The main topic was “Challenges of Modern Labor Legislation”. The Seminarwas open by Prof. Dr PredragJovanović, the Society President, Jovan Protić, representative of the International Labor Organization and Dr Ivica Lazović, Agency director, while Prof. Dr Darija Kisić Tepavčević as the first line minister visiting the seminar was a special guest at the opening.

Prof. Dr Kisić Tepavčević underlined that contribution of the Society for Labor and Social Security Law was very important for promotion of labor and social security rights, as substantiated by 23 years of tradition. She also expressed her full support to the Society activities. The Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs is prepared for all challenges relating to labor law, while cooperation with pertinent experts is of great importance for overcoming the challenges, highlighted Prof. Dr Kisić Tepavčević, the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs. Prof. Dr Sandra Grujičić, assistant minister in the sector for labor and employment also participated in the proceedings of the International Seminar of the Society for Labor and Social Security Law.

Dr Ivica Lazović, the Agency Director,presented his paper on challenges faced by labor legislation in the area of peaceful resolution of labor disputes and accentuated the need to recognize options for peaceful resolution of labor disputes in new regulations that govern various areas relating to work, such as strikes or seasonal work. He also elaborated the possibilities for further promotion of the legal concept of peaceful resolution of labor disputes through amendments in the current legislative solutions in terms of introducing two level procedures, binding nature of the ruling and mediation as a method to resolve labor disputes.

The seminar topics comprised the whole body of labor lawthrough the lens of labor law concepts and practice in resolution of labor disputes (court and out of court methods). Presenters, moderators and other participants included local and international experts (labor law professors from our universities and prestigious universities in the region, eminent judges working in all judicial instances, experts focusing drafting of legal regulations and their implementation, representative trade unions, arbitrators and conciliators of the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes, attorneys and others).

10. September 2021.

A collective labor dispute at the „SvetiLuka“ General Hospital in Smederevo was mediated by the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes and resolved by an agreement signed by all parties. The collective dispute was raised on the occasion of application of the Special Collective Agreement. PredragPlavkić was the assigned conciliator in this case.

After five hearings, a Recommendation was signed on the way to resolve the collective labor dispute. The Agreement on resolution of the collective labor dispute (to be integrated into the collective agreement) followed the Recommendation, so that all disputed issues were resolved. The employer at the „SvetiLuka“ General Hospital and participating trade unions („Sloga“ at the „SvetiLuka“ GH, Trade Union of Nurses and Medical Technicians at the„Sveti Luka“ GH, and Trade Union of Employees at Health and Social Service at the „Sveti Luka“ GH inSmederevo) have shown that social dialogue between employees and employer can result in proper solution, since they opted on peaceful resolution of dispute in line with recommendation of the Government of Serbia to resolve disputes peacefully.

06. August 2021.

At the „Infostan tehnologije“ PUC in Belgrade, in the procedure of peaceful resolution of a labor dispute relating to the right to organize and act through a trade union initiated upon proposal of the “Sloga” Trade Union at the „Infostan tehnologije“ PUC, Slađana Andrić, the assigned conciliator, passed a recommendation on how to resolve the collective labor dispute.

The conciliator set up a Conciliation Panel, according to the law, which is made up of representatives of parties in dispute. The procedure was mediated by the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes. The management and trade union held opposing positions on the issue at hand. After two hearings and summation of proposals on how to overcome the current situation,the parties asked the conciliator to recommend a possible resolution. The conciliator advised to examine and reconsider claims of the trade union and resolve the disputed issue peacefully through continued dialogue.

The procedure before the Agency was conducted over the right to organize and act through a trade union, which is, inter alia, granted by article 206 of the Labor Law. The parties in dispute are given the opportunity to reach a mutually acceptable solution through direct dialogue taking into account common interests.

13. July 2021.

On Tuesday, 13 June 2021, the Office of International Labor Organization in Budapest organized a Validation Workshop in Belgrade to compare legislation of the Republic of Serbia on elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work in line with provisions of ILO Convention 190. The Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes was involved in this event. Jovan Protić, the ILO national coordinator, Valentina Beghini, ILO senior technical advisor in Geneva, Cristina Mihes, ILO senior specialist for social dialogue in Budapest, and Prof. Dr BojanUrdarević,ILOexternal advisor and conciliator of the Agency talked about Convention 190 and violence and harassment in the world of work.

On 21 June 2019 the ILO adopted The Convention on Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work (# 190) and accompanying Recommendation (# 206). Adopted conventions are submitted to all ILO members for ratification, and recommendations are submitted for examination and application in the form of a national law or in some other way. Each state has discretionary power of ratification, i.e.to adopt the convention in full, conditionally or partially, refuse to ratify it or simply decide not to ratify it.

Presentations from the Workshop can be seen HERE and HERE.

09. July 2021.

At the „Kragujevac“ Emergency Medicine Institute peaceful resolution of a collective labor dispute ensued after the right to recognize representativeness of the trade union was questionedby the employer. The case was raised upon advice of the “Sloga” Association of Serbian Trade Unions – Trade Union of Health and Social Services. The assigned conciliator, Dr Aleksandar Antić, passed a recommendation on the way to resolve the collective dispute.

The conciliator set up a Conciliation Panel composed of representatives of parties in dispute,in line with the law. After two hearings mediated by the Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes, the parties, management and trade union still failed to agree on the common recommendation to resolve the collective dispute. Upon request of the trade union, the conciliator advised to continue the process of recognition of the trade union representativeness by the employer according to the law and resolve all disputed issues peacefully through social dialogue.

At the „Kragujevac“ Emergency Medicine Institute the trade union and management once again gave an example of good practice on how to resolve labor disputes peacefully. Let us remind you that in late 2020 in this Institute over 170 individual disputes on how remuneration was paid were peacefully resolved in the procedure before the Republic Agency for Peaceful Resolution of Labor Disputes.Opting to resolve their disputes peacefully, the staff and management of the„Kragujevac“ Emergency Medicine Institute show their social responsibility in line with the Government recommendation that beneficiaries of public funds should resolve their disputes peacefully in order to reduce budgetary expenses in these procedures.

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