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Exclusive interview with Luca Visentini: A different, more just and social Europe is possible

Zagreb, 10 February 2016 - The latest issue of the UATUC magazine Sindikalna akcija brings an exclusive interview with Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).  Luca Visentini, a new General...

10.02.2016. Read more

ETUC: Give Croatian workers the same freedom as goods, services and capital

Brussels, 30 June 2015 (ETUC) - Today up to 13 EU member states will decide whether to extend restrictions on Croatian workers’ freedom of movement within the EU. Croatia’s accession to the EU in July 2013 brought immediate free...

30.06.2015. Read more

Research on precarious work in Croatia

Zagreb, 18 June 2015 – The Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia carries out a research on situation and features of precarious work in Croatia, within the implementation of its campaign against the abuse of atypical forms of work entitled "Labour is not a Commodity". Research is carried out via questionnaire, through shop stewards of trade unions affiliated to the...

18.06.2015. Read more

ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has adopted a new international labour standard  that is expected to help hundreds of millions of workers and economic units move out of informality and into the formal...

16.06.2015. Read more

Croatia’s shipyard workers face an unweatherable storm

19 November 2014 ( - Blue cranes haunt the sky over Nauta Lamjana, a shipyard in the middle of Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Thousands of jobs at shipyards like Nauta Lamjana, 3. Maj (pictured), Brodotrogir, Brodosplit and Uljanik have disappeared since Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013. Shop steward and former worker Mario Košta recalls the...

20.11.2014. Read more

Bitter Croatian reality: One out of every 17 workers is receiving the minimum wage

Zagreb, 14 October 2014 ( - Every seventeenth worker in Croatia works for a minimum wage, or a gross wage that is lower than 3,017.16 Kuna. With an average local tax of 12%, a worker with a minimum wage in the end receives less...

14.10.2014. Read more

Start of the project "Strenghtening the tripartite social dialogue in Croatia"

Zagreb, 22 September 2014 - The Tripartite conference on social dialogue in Croatia, held at the Hotel International, marked the beginning of the project „Strengthening tripartite social dialogue in Croatia“, which is coordinated by...

22.09.2014. Read more

Third summer youth camp of the Regional trade union council "Solidarity"

Marija Bistrica, 21 September 2014 - The 3rd camp of the Youth Committee of the Regional Trade Union Council ”Solidarity“ took place in Marija Bistrica from 18th till 21th September 2014, with participation of 46 young trade union...

24.09.2014. Read more

Croatia at the bottom of the EU according to social justice

Zagreb, 22 September 2014 - The German Bertelsmann Foundation has strongly criticized the European policy of austerity, accusing it of further deterioration of the social injustice that threatens not only the stability of the EU member states,...

24.09.2014. Read more

Le Monde Diplomatique analyses Croatian Labour Code

Zagreb, 27 September 2013 - The latest issue of Le Monde Diplomatique magazine (Croatian edition), among other things, analyses the new proposal of the Labour Code. In the article titled “Law made for the rating agencies”, author Rade Dragojević discusses changes in the Labour Code with Ana Milićević Pezelj, Executive Secretary at UATUC. Why are these changes in the Labour...

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Initiative for the minimum wage increase

Zagreb, 31 May 2012 - Croatian trade union confederations (UATUC, NHS, MHS, HUS and URSH) sent the initiative for the amendments to the Minimum Wage Act to the Prime Minister Zoran Milanovi? and Minister of Labour and Pension System Mirando Mrsi?.

12.06.2012. Read more

Attack on collective bargaining freedoms

Zagreb, 29 May 2012 - After several unsuccessful attempts of adopting an act on representativity in recent years, the new Croatian Government started once again discussing the draft Act on representativity of trade unions and employers in March 2012. Six drafts of the law have been presented so far – each time with completely different criteria – drafted by the Ministry of Labour...

12.06.2012. Read more

Economic and labour market policy of the new Government

Zagreb, 29 May 2012 – Adopting the state budget for 2012 was the first major task facing the new Croatian Government, which assumed office on 23 December 2011 amid high expectations and its own electoral promises that it will be able to finally set the country’s economy on the road of economic recovery. The most striking characteristic of 2012 budget is that it is the first in...

12.06.2012. Read more

UATUC MNC Coordination

Zagreb, 16 May 2012 – The UATUC Coordination on Multinational Companies, established in 2000, met in Zagreb to discuss the 2011 Update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and to elect its new president. The presentation...

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Final seminar of the UATUC-LOFF project on communication and information

Daruvarske toplice, 11 May 2012 – Within the four-year joint project of the UATUC and LOFF of the LO Norway, a two-day final seminar on communication and information for trade union leaders was held in Daruvar. The seminar gathered around...

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New Government: New hope or old disillusions?

Zagreb, 2 May 2012 - Discussion entitled “New Government: New hope or old disillusions?”, organised by the UATUC and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and held in Zagreb on 2 May, focused on the state of the social dialogue with the...

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Yellow card for the Government

Zagreb, 1 May 2012 – Four Croatian trade union confederations – UATUC, NHS, HUS and URSH – marked the International Labour Day by a protest entitled „Yellow card for the Croatian Government“, organized on 1 May on...

12.06.2012. Read more