The war of umbrella trade union organizations in Srpska

11.02.2021. / 15:43

BANJA LUKA – Bad relations between the two umbrella trade union organizations in Republika Srpska are at their peak. The Federation of Trade Unions of Republika Srpska is trying to challenge the legitimacy of Božo Marić and the Trade Union of the RS administration, which left them in 2018 and sided with the Confederation of Trade Unions of RS. On the other hand, the Confederation plans to challenge the representativeness of the entire Alliance in the same way, the portal has learned CAPITAL.

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We remind you that Božo Marić opposed the policy of Ranka Mišić, after which the RS Administration Trade Union resigned from the Alliance, at the head of which she has been for years, and continued to act independently.

The gap created by the withdrawal and the large outflow of membership was filled by the establishment of the Trade Union of Local Self-Government, Administration and Public Services of RS, headed by Branko Zelenović.

Now, that branch organization is asking for the representativeness of the union headed by Marić to be determined, claiming that it does not have 8,433 members, and that it is deceiving the Government, the relevant ministry and the entire public.

Namely, as they state in their request, the representativeness of the Trade Union of the RS Administration was established in 2010, while that organization was part of the Federation of Trade Unions of RS, and that many things have changed since then.

After their withdrawal from the Federation, a large number of members decided to continue their activities in it, and one part did not join any union. Also, a large number of members left the RS Administration Trade Union“, They claim and add that they have 3,222 members.

On the other hand, the president of the Republika Srpska Management Union, Bozo Maric, says he is ready for the count.

He does not dispute that the union he heads does not have the number of members from 2010, when representativeness was determined and while everyone was under one roof, but he has no doubt that it will keep its status even after the review.

We still have representativeness and twice as many members as the “yellow union” which will now lose its representativeness“, Says Marić.

By the way, the representativeness of the trade union is decided by the Board, which is appointed by the relevant ministry in accordance with the Labor Law and has nine members.

Three representatives are given by the Government of Republika Srpska, three by the business community, and three by the trade union. All three union representatives come from the Republika Srpska Federation of Trade Unions.

The mandate of the Board expires on February 16 and according to the information of the portal CAPITAL, a representative of the Confederation will also get his place in it.

CAPITAL: D. Tovilović

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