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THE REASON FOR THE STRIKE IN THE PE PTT SERVICE ‘SERBIA’ NO LONGER VALID

24. 11. 2017.

Owing to the mediation of the Republic Agency for the Peaceful Settlement of Labour Disputes, the Conciliation Committee, chaired by the conciliator of the Agency, Docent Dr Bojan Urdarević, reached the contents of the Recommendation on the manner of resolving the collective labour dispute in the PE PTT Service ’Serbia’, which made  the reasons for the start of the strike scheduled for 20 November no longer valid.

Two representative trade unions, Trade Unions PTT of Serbia and the Union PE PTT Service ‘Serbia’ Nezavisnost, made a decision to go on strike, which was announced for 20 November 2017.

The aforementioned unions initiated the procedure before the Agency simultaneously, and the employer agreed that the dispute should be resolved peacefully. The parties also agreed on the selection of conciliators. After the first hearing on which a high degree of understanding and tolerance was achieved, there was a Recommendation on the manner of resolving a collective labour dispute which made the reasons for the start of the strike no longer valid.

Representatives of the Trade Union of the PTT Serbia and Trade Union ’Nezavisnost’ of the PE PTT Service ’Serbia’, as well as the management of PE PTT Service ’Serbia’, have showed how to properly lead the social dialogue between employees and employers, opting for a process of peaceful settlement of the collective labour dispute, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia to resolve these disputes through institutional mechanisms.