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15 Mar

On 15 March 2021 the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, Prof. dr Darija Kisić Tepavčević visited the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes and attended the presentation of results of five years of operations of the SOS mobbing hotline project.

Results of five years of operations of the SOS mobbing hotline were presented by Dr Ivica Lazović, deputy Director of The Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes.

The SOS mobbing hotline is a joint project of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs and the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes. In five years of operation of the 080-300-601 hotline 5,077 calls were registered.

„This is a fairly large number of citizens to whom legal aid was provided“, said Mr Ivica Lazović, Deputy Director of the Agency, adding that out of the total number of calls in 643 cases legal aid was requested, and the Agency participated in about 550 proceedings.

„Nobody should suffer any form of harassment, including mobbing in working environment, and the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes is there to help all to resolve problems relating to any form of harassment,” said Prof. Dr Kisić Tepavčević.

Prof. Dr Kisić Tepavčević also said that there are two key regulations for protection of mobbing at workplace - Law on Prevention of Harassment at Workplace, whereby everybody who believe that they suffer harassment may raise a procedure before the employer, without any third-party mediation, and if this fails, they can appeal for court protection; and there is the Law on Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes enabling mediation of a third party, i.e. the Agency.

The Minister, Prof. Dr Kisić Tepavčević, emphasized that the proceeding before the agency are free of chare, and that the aim of the process is to reach a solution peacefully with agreement of all parties involved.

„We appeal to all of our citizens who believe that they are exposed to any form of harassment at their workplace, to ask for legal aid using the institutional mechanism that proved to be the best and most effective“, said Kisić Tepavčević.

Kisić Tepavčević reminded us that the SOS mobbing hotline was open as a result of cooperation of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs and Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes, providing the way for all citizens to obtain an appropriate legal advice and guidance on how to reach an appropriate solution peacefully.

Serbia has put in place excellent mechanisms for protection of employees from harassment at work, asserted jointly Prof. Dr Darija Kisić Tepavčević, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs and Dr Ivica Lazović, Deputy Director of the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes at the presentation of five years of the SOS mobbing hotline project.

01 Mar

The Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes mediated in signing of the Recommendation on peaceful settlement of collective labour dispute at „Dijamant“ A.D. Zrenjanin that was signed on 26 February 2021.

The Recommendation on peaceful settlement of collective labour disputes at „Dijamant“ A.D. Zrenjanin was submitted by the employer, and the trade union decided to agree to conduct the procedure peacefully before the Agency. Collective agreement with the employer was the subject matter of the dispute.

Jasmina Čuturilo was assigned the attending conciliator. The conciliator, in compliance with the law, set up the Conciliatory Board. After four meetings of the Conciliatory Board the parties reached an agreement and the dispute was resolved peacefully by signing of the Recommendation on peaceful settlement of the collective labour dispute. Thus, people at „Dijamant“ A.D. Zrenjanin have shown once again how to conduct a social dialogue between employees and employers, deciding to resort to peaceful settlement of the collective labour dispute in line with the recommendation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, to resolve labour disputes peacefully.

23 Feb

The Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes will provide operational support to the multidisciplinary working group for drafting the Law on Forced Disappearances. This piece of legislation will regulate the legislative aspects of the missing persons issues in a systematic, comprehensive and multidisciplinary manner. This is yet another law from the set of regulations within the purview of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs supported by the Agency that provides its capacities, on the basis of practice and experience.

The first meeting of the working group for drafting the Law on Forced Disappearances was held on 23 February 2021 at the „Srbija“ Palace and was opened by the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, Prof. Dr Darija Kisić Tepavčević with numerous experts and representatives of governmental bodies and civil sector in attendance.

22 Feb

At the 14th regular meeting of the standing task force for collective negotiations and peaceful settlement of labour disputes of the Social and Economic Council of the Republic of Serbia held on Monday, 22 February 2021 the information on the activities of the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes in 2019 and 2020 was discussed. The standing task force has adopted a position proposing the Social and Economic Council to examine and adopt the information commending the efforts of the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes at the time of Covid-19 pandemic to implement activities established under the law in all procedures of peaceful settlement of labour disputes.

The meeting was chaired by Dragica Mišlјenović from the „Nezavisnost“ Trade Union, and attended by Dušan Petrović, secretary of the Social and Economic Council of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Marković from the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia (SSSS), Jelena Jevtović from the Serbian Association of Employers (UPS) and Dragana Kralј from the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs. Mr Ivica Lazović, Deputy Director of the Agency presented the information on activities of the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes relating to registries of data and other issues relevant for procedures of peaceful settlement of labour disputes in 2019 and 2020.

19 Jan

All arbitrators and conciliators as well as social partners and associates of the Agency interested in immunization against COVID-19 should fill in the form posted at the eGovernment portal at the following link:

https://euprava.gov.rs/usluge/6224

18 Jan

The Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes has adopted the 2021 Professional Development Program for arbitrators and conciliators.

The professional development program aims at continuous improvement of skills and knowledge with conformance of practices of arbitrators and conciliators in the area of peaceful settlement of labour disputes, which is an important prerequisite for further development of the concept of peaceful settlement of labour disputes in practice, and accordingly effective protection in the area of labour law in the Republic of Serbia.

The Program envisages tree training courses for arbitrators and conciliators as well as special individual trainings. In addition to these, the Agency shall make efforts to organize more courses in 2021 with expert support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

You can download the 2021 Professional Development Program for arbitrators and conciliators by a click to this LINK.

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