Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sep. 09, 2019
Addressing public debt is an important issue for unions. The constituency started with a PSI seminar of this topic.
Apr. 12, 2019
With all the countries of South East Europe being members of the Energy Community, the impact of European Union energy policies is felt beyond the borders of the EU.
Jun. 28, 2018
Taking inspiration from the Prague Statement union leaders voiced their support for addressing the gender pay gap in the Central European countries.
May. 16, 2018
EPSU position on the EU’s Western Balkans Strategy: strengthen collective bargaining, build independent high quality public administrations and institutions and invest in public services
The Western Balkan strategy of the European Commission is a significant step in providing positive prospects for the workers and people of these countries
Feb. 16, 2017
What does it take to make the union stronger ? Actively addressing workers’ issues, reputation and dedication of trade union shopstewards and union leadership and of course more members.
Aug. 17, 2015 Low pensions and an anti-trade union labour law are creating widespread opposition against the government of the Bosnian federation. Following last month's protest against the new labour code, unions wrote to the government calling on it to amend the legislation or face further demonstrations. Similar protests are in prospect now in the Srpska Republic where the government is planning to introduce labour legislation along the same lines as that of the Federation.Read more at > Balkan Insight news website (EN)
Jul. 31, 2015 Thousands of workers joined a demonstration in Sarajevo in opposition to a new labour code adopted by the parliament of the Bosnian Federation. The protestors were also joined by trade unionists from Repubika Srpska where the labour code will be debated in parliament later this year. Trade unions are concerned about the weakening of employment rights enshrined in the legislation which is being adopted by the government in response to pressures to agree labour reforms to meet lending conditions required by the International Monetary Fund.Read more at > Balkan Insight news website (EN)
Jan. 24, 2013 Public sector workers in Bosnia's Serb Republic went on strike on 21 January in response to the government's imposition of austerity measures including a 10% cut in pay. The government had offered a pay rise later in the year if the unions didn't go on strike. The austerity measures are in response to International Monetary Fund loan conditions.Read more at > Reuters (EN)