5 Things You Must Know About Syndicates If You Are HR Specialist in Serbia

In this article, we provide you with a general overview of the key points an employer in Serbia should understand about the syndicate and workers’ rights in relation to it.

However, please keep in mind that employment laws and regulations can vary based on different factors such as the industry, company size, and the specific circumstances of each case.

Therefore, it is always best to seek legal advice from a qualified professional.

Key Points

Here are some key points that an employer in Serbia should understand about the syndicate and its workers’ rights:

What is Syndicate?

  1. The Syndicate: In Serbia, the term “syndicate” is commonly used to refer to a trade union or a group of workers who organize themselves to promote and protect their collective interests. The syndicate is a legal entity that represents workers and negotiates with employers on issues related to wages, benefits, working conditions, and other employment-related matters.

Who Has a Right to Form a Syndicate in Serbia?

  1. Right to Form a Syndicate: Workers in Serbia have the right to form and join a syndicate of their choice without fear of discrimination or retaliation. Employers are prohibited from interfering with this right, and workers have the right to engage in lawful activities related to forming and joining a syndicate.

What is Collective Bargaining?

  1. Collective Bargaining: Employers in Serbia are required to engage in collective bargaining with the syndicate, which is the process of negotiating employment terms and conditions on behalf of workers. Collective bargaining is a legally protected right, and employers are prohibited from discriminating against workers who participate in or support collective bargaining activities.

What is Collective Agreement?

  1. Collective Agreement: Once a collective bargaining agreement is reached between the employer and the syndicate, it becomes a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for workers. Employers must abide by the terms of the collective agreement, and any disputes related to the agreement must be resolved through the appropriate legal channels.

Who Has a Right to Strike in Serbia?

  1. Right to Strike: Workers in Serbia have the right to strike as a means of expressing their collective grievances or as a form of protest against their employers. Strikes must be conducted in accordance with the law, and workers are protected from retaliation by their employers for participating in lawful strike activities.

In summary, employers in Serbia should understand that workers have the right to form and join a syndicate, engage in collective bargaining, and strike as a means of protecting their collective interests.

PS. Employers must respect these rights and engage in good faith negotiations with the syndicate to reach a collective bargaining agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for workers.

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Information contained in this alert is for the general education and knowledge of our readers. It is not designed to be, and should not be used as, the sole source of information when analyzing and resolving a legal problem, and it should not be substituted for legal advice, which relies on a specific factual analysis. Moreover, the laws of each jurisdiction are different and are constantly changing. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. If you have specific questions regarding a particular fact situation, we urge you to consult the authors of this publication, your AK STATT representative, or other competent legal counsel.




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