Round table on Gender Aspects in New General Collective Agreement in Montenegro

The SEE PERC office supported the round table on Gender Aspects in New General Collective Agreement of Montenegro on 27 November 2008. The General Collective Agreement Montenegro is in a process of amending and changing, all in accordance to new Law on Labour.

The main aim was to discuss and to propose some better regulation of women workers’ rights in the General Collective Agreement, particularly regarding the working time, maternity leave, salary, discrimination on the base of sex and some other rights. Among 24 participants in total, mainly from the trade unions, the Government representative from Gender Center of Montenegro and representative of Employers Association actively took part on this event.

Mr. Veselin Vujanovic, the SSCG General Secretary personally attended the RT and supported such a model of discussion on women workers’ rights in Montenegro. He also invited all branch trade unions and territorial structures to follow this example, and to send in writing their own proposals and suggestions to the SSCG Experts Team until the end of January 2009.

The activity was funded by the ITUC Solidarity Fund

Enisa Salimovic