On Wednesday, 26th February we organized TU demonstrations in front of the Croatian Parliament since the Government did not withdraw the Labour Act from the procedure. All the opposition parties supported trade union demands and asked for the withdrawal and urgent renewal of social dialogue, however the Act passed the first hearing.
In the meantime, the Labour Minister announced he was open for negotiations with trade unions and invited us for the second round of negotiations.
Trade unions insisted on transparent rules, agreement on which provisions we negotiate, timeframe until the second hearing, etc.
Yesterday, 4 March a tripartite meeting was held, gathering the Ministry of Labour, Croatian TU confederations, and the Employers’ Association - social partners proposed to the Government that the negotiations continue on bipartite level, where trade unions and employers will try to reach agreement on the most important provisions, and most disputable ones: working time, temporary agency work, cancellation of employment contract, and other issues.
The next tripartite meeting will be held on 18 March.
Trade unions are ready to continue with different forms of industrial actions, if negotiations prove to be just formal as in the first phase.