Union signs three-year agreement with federal government

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The SUFBIH civil servants’ union has signed a three-year agreement with the federal government that runs to the end of 2026. The union was pleased with the outcome after three months of negotiations and said the agreement showed how social dialogue could deliver. The agreement stipulates that the lowest salary in administrative bodies is 70% of the average salary in the Federation of Bosnia & Hercegovina and severance pay for retirement is the equivalent of five average salaries for civil servants. There are improvements to various allowances and supplements, including for on-call periods, and annual leave ranges from a minimum of 20 days to a maximum of 36 days. Overtime pay for employees is set at 50%, and there is a salary supplement of 20% when employees work on another job in addition to their existing job following notification of the union.

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