The South Eastern Trade Union Forum meets in Belgrade

Following the decision of the South Eastern Trade Union Forum held in Zagreb in April 2009, around 30 trade union representatives have participated in the 6-th meeting of the SEE TU Forum in Belgrade from 11 to 13 Novemver 2009.

The meeting was organized by PERC in collaboration with the FES Belgrade. The Forum addressed the questions related to building and strenghtening regional and sub-regional union networks; the future of trade union policy in the region under the pressure of the global economic crisis; the consequences of the IMF policy in the region and possible strategies to safeguard working places, decent work and core labor standards. Before the Forum meeting the economists’ network meeting took place which defined future research items in the field of social protection systems, public financial management and crisis management.