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Tell that to Serbs
Collective bargaining? Duh...
29/05/2008

Samuel Gompers once said about labour unions, “You can’t do it unless you organise.” The obvious pointer is to the predicament being faced by Serbia’s labour, which faces a lack of leadership that can indulge in ‘collective bargaining’. On one hand, minimum labour pay has been increased to €200 a month (much more than that in less developed nations; but much less than that in developed countries), but the general unemployment rate is pegged at 27%. Also, almost 12,000 labourers have already been harassed seriously by the evidently authoritative administration. Labourers suffer consistent humiliation and pernicious working environment throughout Serbia. When the world celebrates the labour class on May 1, Serbia’s administration rubs it in double during this day, to remind the labourers that the latter is only living at the mercy of the firm owners. Ironically, Serbia is traversing the path of privatisation and could well up to its moniker ‘Balkan Tiger’! It’s clearly time for the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia to share in the economic growth by coming together and ensuring that Alexandre Dumas’ classic cliche – one for all... – doesn’t just rest in the hall of fame!

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