Participation of the Agency in trade union meetings

16. 05. 2022.

The Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes presented its work at gatherings held in Ivanjica on May 14, organized by the "Nezavisnost", Serbian Branch Trade Union of Teachers, in Veliko Gradiste from May 11 to 13, organized by the Serbian Trade Union of Construction Workers and Workers in Construction Materials Industry (SSSS) and at VII convention of the Association of Free and Independent Trade Unions (ASNS) on May 21. On that occasion, those interested were able to get acquainted with the work of the Agency so far and the benefits provided by peaceful resolution of labor disputes.

Dejana Spasojević Ivančić, a longtime mediator and arbitrator of the Agency talked at the international meeting held in Večliko Gradište (Silver Lake) which focused the aspects of the labor law and social dialogue in the Western Balkans and the EU. Leticia Baldan, the international secretary of the Belgian Construction and Energy Trade Union, Gijs Lokhorst, a Dutch negotiator for collective agreements in the area of construction works, and Dušan Petrović, secretary of the Social and Economic Council of the Republic of Serbia also spoke at the seminar, together with a number of other presenters.

At the seminar of the "Independence" Branch Trade Union of Teachers of Serbia entitled "Peaceful Settlement of Labor Disputes", which was held in Ivanjica, Dragana Andonovska, senior advisor at the Agency, introduced the participants to the work of the Agency, with special reference to mobbing and harassment at work. Milica Radivojević, Nataša Arsić Jelić and Danijela Kostan Kovačević, conciliators and arbitrators of the Agency, spoke about the advantages of resolving labor disputes before the Agency against proceedings before the court. In continuation of the gathering, the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the whole procedure of peaceful settlement of labor disputes before the Agency through an interactive simulation and workshop.

At VII convention of the Association of Free and Independent Trade Unions (ASNS) director of Agency Ivica Lazović participated as a guest and announced greater cooperation and at least one training for the members of this union on the benefits that peaceful resolution of labor disputes provides.