Unions

NHS union federation writes to PM about plan to sell strategic companies

Sever urged the prime minister in a letter to stop the already launched processes for the preparation of the eight companies for sale and organise a broad public consultation on the matter, which was then to be followed by a debate in parliament.

Journalists worried about large number of personnel changes at HRT

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) and Union of Croatian Journalists (SNH) on Monday expressed concern over the situation at the national broadcaster (HRT) where in less than two months management has replaced 70 people.

May Day: "People before profit!", say unions

The leaders of the two union federations addressed those present, calling for the preservation of workers' rights.

Zagreb marks int'ln workers' day

The main celebration of May Day, International Workers' Day, in Croatia took place in Zagreb's Maksimir Park where a protest rally was held under the slogan "People before profit", organised by five trade union federations.

No agreement between public-sector unions and government

"I hope we will continue talks next week," Petrov told the press after the meeting, thanking the unions for their understanding and expressing hope that an agreement would eventually be reached.

Croatian, Slovenian trade union federations sign statement on refugees

The SSSH and the ZSSS said unions were most competent to directly communicate with their members and the public and prevent anti-migrant rhetoric and fear of refugees with correct information and messages of peace.

Trade unions to organise protest rally on May 1

The SSSH and NHS trade union federations will mark International Workers' Day, May 1, by staging a protest rally against the government's plans to reform the health and pension systems.

Unions to fight pension and health reform measures

The Association of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia (SSSH) and Independent Croatian Unions (NHS) on Thursday objected to announced reforms to the pension and health systems, stating that they would fight against the measures that the government has announced in a letter to the European Union.

Gov't reps fail to show up for talks with unions

The public sector unions are demanding the pay increase, following GDP growth of 2% for two consecutive quarters, as provided for under a 2009 agreement that took effect on January 1.

Petrov pleased with continuation of dialogue with unions

Following a meeting on Tuesday with public sector unions over a 6% base pay rise, Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov expressed his satisfaction that social dialogue had continued, but he regretted that leaders of six unions did not turn up at the meeting.

Unionist: Negotiations can't be led without all relevant unions

The head of the Croatian Doctors' Union, Ivica Babic, said after talks in the government's office with only two public sector trade unions, that the interlocutors had agreed that social dialogue had no alternative and that it must include all relevant unionists.

Only 2 of 8 public sector unions arrive for talks on basic wage rise

Representatives of only two out of eight public sector trade unions arrived at the government headquarters on Tuesday morning for talks with government officials on an increase in the basic wage.

Petrov hopes win-win situation can be brokered with unions

Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov of the Bridge party said on Monday after the first round of talks with public-sector unions on a six-percent pay rise that he was sure that everyone would be in a "win-win" situation at the end of the negotiating process.

Public sector union negotiations for pay increase to continue April 1

Public sector unions are demanding a six percent pay increase, following GDP growth of 2% for two consecutive quarters, as provided for under a 2009 agreement that took effect on January 1.

PM hopes Parliament will approve budget; no money for pay rises

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said on Sunday he hoped that the budget would be approved by Parliament on Monday, adding that there was no money in this year's budget for pay rises.

Unions won't back down from 6% pay rise claim

At the meeting with the government we will see how and in what period the pay rise will be negotiated, we are open to all options, said Plesa.

Unions say labour minister doesn't understand her sector

 "The minister has shown that she does not understand what her ministry does and I ask her to refrain from statements for a few months," said Ribic.

"New solidarity" union warns of huge job losses in INA

The union demands a review of the divestiture decision and has appealed to the government to advocate that Croatian laws be abided by and to stop the further devastation of INA whereby Croatia is becoming energy dependant. 

Unions: Further withholding of bonuses violation of fundamental rights

Union leaders on Monday assessed that the government's decision to withhold the payment of seniority bonuses in state and public services was a violation of fundamental postulates of a legal and democratic state and announced possible court action to protect workers' rights.

FinMin calls on unions to show patience

"I urge them to show a little bit more patience regarding the meeting, given that the government was formed only six days ago, This is one of the priorities. to me and to my colleagues, so the meeting will most definitely happen,"