Whether by SMS, email or in person, only since the beginning of the year in Serbia there are more and more dismissals in companies, more than 300 people in Nis in the Jura and Shinvon factories lost their jobs until the beginning of February, a few days ago in Zrenjanin’s Drekslmajer was fired, although the company’s management did not specify how much.
The unions note that companies such as Aerodrom or Air Serbia have also been decimated, and large layoffs have been announced in Krusik, Valjevo.
Workers of Jure and Shinwon, which is 100% owned by Jure, claim that they found out about the dismissals via SMS, we were not able to get confirmation from South Korean companies yesterday, as well as their answer as to exactly how many people were fired and why.
The Labor Law did not provide for the service of dismissal by telephone, but, as stated in Article 185, the decision on dismissal must be delivered to the employee in person, at the employer’s premises, ie to the address of residence or residence of the employee.
The employment contract is terminated by a decision, in writing and must contain an explanation and instruction on the legal remedy, and if the employer could not deliver the decision to the employee in person, he is obliged to make a written note.
In that case, the Law requires that the decision be published on the notice board of the employer and then, after the expiration of eight days from the day of publication, it is considered delivered.
“When you look at the Labor Law with an SMS message, you cannot dismiss someone, it is probably information about getting fired, ie that the contract will not be extended. “If from the legal side it is not a violation of the law, from the human side it is absolutely unacceptable for someone to receive a message, open it and experience a shock when they realize that they are no longer employed,” ASNS president Ranka Savić told Danas.
As he says, we have already got used to such things from Jure, so nothing can surprise us anymore, but it would be good for the authorities to be surprised and react.
“In Jura, we tried to organize a union 10 times, but it was a completely impossible mission. “Whoever starts the story about founding a union, is invited for a conversation and threatens to terminate the employment contract, and you cannot force people to lose their jobs in order to form a union,” Savić notes.
She says that everything that is happening now, and there are layoffs in all segments of the economy, from tourism to small and medium enterprises and craft shops, was announced at the end of last year. Savic notes that companies like Aerodrom or Air Serbia have been decimated and that tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs since the beginning of the crisis caused by the corona epidemic in Serbia.
“There is a huge list of companies that reduce the number of employees, the most recent example is Krusik from Valjevo, which will lay off at least 800 to 1,000 people this year,” the president of ASNS points out.
Savic notes that there is now a “struggle” in Krusik, because people who have worked for five, six, but also 10 or 12 years for a certain period of time are left without a job, which is the fault of this country that allowed it.
“It happens that the Labor Law is not respected, they keep the workers for a certain 10 years, and then they tell them it is not a dismissal, but the contract is not extended. Well, if you respected the law, that employee would have an indefinite contract after two years. That is why we are in a huge problem now “, Savić points out and emphasizes that the institutions of the system do not function and when they do not do their job, there is little you can do.
Due to the crisis, the entire economy is endangered, he notes, layoffs are everywhere, and the only place where they have not been for now is the public sector.
“We will only see the consequences of everything, tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs since the crisis began, but you can’t find official data anywhere because we will find out how many of them lost their jobs in Germany than here,” says Ranka Savić.
The president of UGS Sloga, Zeljko Veselinovic, says for Danas that most of the layoffs will be in factories that received state subsidies, and are engaged in the production of cables or upholstery and floor mats for new cars, primarily in Germany.
“The problem is that these companies are related to the production of cars and produce as many as there are orders. Due to the epidemic, sales have dropped, and the largest number of people who will lose their jobs are from those low-budget companies that are related to global production, “says Veselinović.
Draxlmeyer, he points out, reduced the number of workers, but in accordance with the law and the collective agreement, and he also refused state aid in minimum wages because the condition was that no more than 10 percent of employees should be fired.
“The biggest danger is in Korean, Turkish, Chinese companies, for example Shinwon, where people were fired by SMS, it is the daughter company of Jura and we are all aware of what Jura has been doing for the past 10 years – firing, expelling those who want to they founded a trade union, forced them to wear diapers, the biggest mobbing was there, because they do not have a culture of trade union organization or social dialogue “, notes Veselinović.
He reminds that a few years ago, Jura donated several cars to the labor inspection in Nis, and that based on that, they can afford the luxury of dismissing by SMS.
“I am afraid that such and similar cooperative companies, of which there are many, especially in the south, will continue with that practice, because they do not respect the laws. If the institutions of the system were doing their job, they would be forced to regulate everything in accordance with the law, but the state is silent, there is no reaction, “Zeljko Veselinovic emphasizes. The lack of reaction from the authorities, he notes, will lead to additional layoffs, and that, as he says, can be a green light for some other companies to behave like that.
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