67 is too much
A referendum initiative ‘67 is too much’, which gathered 748,624 signatures, successfully brought back the entitlement to retire at the age of 65 and to reduce the penalisation of early retirement.
Solidarity strike with the workers of Lipik Health and Recreational Centre and Arena Pula
A two-hour solidarity strike with the workers of Lipik Health and Recreational Centre and Arena Pula, carried out as a form of general strike with the aim of exerting pressure for a better Labour Act, saw the participation of about 260 thousand workers.
Together in solidarity
A one-hour warning strike organised by the UATUC under the slogan ‘Together in solidarity’ saw 100 thousand members of affiliated trade unions participate in an action demanding the preservation of jobs, the payment of outstanding wages for work carried out and decent working conditions.
Together for higher wages in private and public sector
‘Together for higher wages in private and public sector’ was a joint protest of trade union confederations organised in Ban Josip Jelačić Square in Zagreb, with the participation of about 50 thousand protesters. Among other things, the protest resulted in the adoption of the first Minimum Wage Act.
During a protest under the slogan ‘Masks down’, a police cordon prevented the arrival of five thousand shop stewards and activists at St Mark’s Square in Zagreb. The protest ended with negotiations and the conclusion of a collective agreement stipulating the minimum basic wage which was afterwards extended to all employers and workers in Croatia.
Bread for all
The UATUC organised a warning strike with the slogan ‘Bread for all’ after which an agreement on wages and the other material entitlements of workers was signed with the government and the Croatian Chamber of Economy, in which about 400 thousand workers switched to a policy of free collective bargaining with an obligation to respect collective agreements.
Croatian workers’ requests
In the three-day UATUC campaign ‘Croatian workers’ requests’, 343 thousand signatures were collected for a petition which had 15 labour and social demands.
Establishment of the UATUC
The establishment of the Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia.