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Strike in ’Gumoplastika’ Bujanovac ended due to mediation of the Agency

07. 11. 2017.

On 24 October 2017, the Union “Nezavisnost” of “Gumoplastika” Ltd Bujanovac made a Decision to go on strike on 31 October 2017. The same Decision stipulated the following strike requests: to annul the decisions on workplace change for two employees, to pay employees’ outstanding salaries and outstanding travelling expenses, to provide heating in the production facility, and to include the Trust of the trade union into the privatization process and the social program.On 31 October 2017, the Republic Agency for Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes contacted the parties in dispute, which accepted to initiate the procedure of peaceful settlement of collective labour dispute before the Agency. The acting conciliator was prof. dr. Živko Kulić. After the contact with the parties of the dispute, the conciliator scheduled the first hearing for Monday, 6 November 2017, on the premises of the employer.At the first hearing, a Conciliation Committee was formed in accordance with the Law. It included conciliator prof. dr Živko Kulić, the Union representative Slavoljub Ristić and representative of the employer Dejan Stojanović. After the discussion, the Recommendation on the manner of resolving the collective labour dispute was adopted. The Agreement between the trade unions and the employer regarding the manner of resolving the collective labour dispute was concluded on the same day.The aforementioned Agreement covered all strike requests, and the strike was suspended after the successful conciliation and a compromise on 6 November 2017. The employees continued their work the first following workday.