The discussion on the draft of the new Collective Agreement, which will be presented to the workers of Zijin Copper Serbia, continued with the re-announcement of four representative unions of that company, which today accused the management of violating employees’ rights and discriminating against workers for profit.
Addressing the Independent Trade Union, the Independence Trade Union, the Serbian Miners ‘Union and the Metallurgists’ Union, the majority owner of the former RTB Bor warned that when signing the Strategic Partnership Agreement in 2018, he accepted the then Collective Agreement and that the new document “cannot contain minor rights”. employees of existing rights “.
“It is incorrect that the union hinders the employer from rewarding employees, but it is true that the employer, with its proposal of the Collective Agreement, wants to reduce employees’ salaries by 20,000 to 30,000 dinars, and then reward individuals according to some of its criteria and thus save tens. million euros at the expense of workers “, the unions stated in a letter submitted to the istmedia.rs portal.
The part of the statement of the management of the company Zidjin, which states that the goal of the new Collective Agreement is “separation of work from idleness”, is interpreted by the unions as “discrimination and mobbing of older workers”.
“Older workers did not stop producing during the sanctions, wars, NATO bombing of RTB, or when the transformer station with carcinogenic pyralene scattered in smelters was destroyed. as gardeners and forcing them into early retirement, “the unions remind.
They warn that these employees worked in an old smelter in which concentrate full of carcinogenic substances melted and that they lost their health because of that, and today, with more than thirty years of work experience, they become a burden to the employer and are called unemployed.
The unions state that they have an obligation to protect the rights of workers and that in that process, if they are forced, they will protect their rights with all types of trade union struggle.