Association of Free and Independent Trade Unions

Serbian Unions Mark May Day with Protests

The Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia, the Independence Union and the Association of Unions of Pensioners will stage a protest in Belgrade on May 1, marking International Workers' Day.

Ahead of the protest, they organised a two-day campaign in six towns and cities across the country in order to promote labour rights and call for improvements.

Steel maker's unions, Esmark reach deal

Steel maker's unions, Esmark reach deal

BELGRADE -- Esmark has signed an agreement with delayed effect on a coordinated collective agreement that should increase salaries in Zelezara by some 25 percent.

The U.S company is currently in negotiations with the Serbian government on a strategic partnership in the Smederevo steel mill Zelezara.

Union, Esmark reach deal, salaries to rise by about 25 pct

BELGRADE - Representatives of the US-based Esmark Inc., which is in negotiations with the Serbian government on a strategic partnership in the Smederevo steel mill, have signed an agreement with delayed effect on a coordinated collective agreement, which will see the salaries of the plant's employees rise by about 25 percent.

Labor Law negotiations taking too long, no results

BELGRADE - Negotiations between the Serbian government, employers and trade unions on amendments to the Labor Law are taking too much time and no result are showing, which is bad for both workers and employers, economic expert Miladin Kovacevic said in a debate on labor legislation and citizens’ interests in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Gov't to aid Yumco, motorway blockade ends

BELGRADE - The government of Serbia and a delegation of employees from the Vranje-based Yumco company reached an agreement on Thursday on ending the blockade of the motorway to Macedonia.

Yumco employees have been on a general strike for one month, and on Wednesday morning they blocked the Belgrade-Skopje highway near Vranje.