Unions say won't support gov't that reduces workers' rights

The SSSH union federation said on Tuesday that any government which planned to further reduce workers' rights would not have their support and that the demands of the Bridge party were unknown for now because, aside from a call for reforms in many areas, it was impossible to unequivocally establish what the party intended to carry out and how.

The publicly available Bridge documents contain mutually exclusive demands, for example those concerning the second pension pillar, or demands in contravention of the European Union acquis, for example concerning the monetary policy and VAT, SSSH said.

Those documents reveal that Bridge is not dealing with workers, their working conditions or purchasing power, and what concerns them can be found in sections on enterprise and the business climate, where the party calls for simpler, more efficient and more flexible labour regulations and amendments to labour legislation, the SSSH said.

Last update: Tue, 17/11/2015 - 17:14

More from Croatia

ADAC: Croatian campsites 2nd in Europe quality-wise

Croatian campsites, with an average rating of 3.6 out of 5, are second in Europe after those in the Netherlands,...

Grmoja says Bridge will vie against HDZ and other parties in local elections

The Bridge party vice president Nikola Grmoja, who is one of the founders of this political party that is a partner...

Burgenland Croats hold their 70th ball in Vienna

The 70th edition of the traditional annual Burgenland Croat ball was held in the Schoenbrunn Hotel in Vienna on...

Croatian PM to meet with HEP unions regarding INA buyout model

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced on Saturday that he would soon meet with leaders of the unions active in...

HNS chief slams gov't for "making no decisions"

Croatian People's Party ((HNS) chief Ivan Vrdoljak said on Saturday that this opposition party criticised the...