Croatian government withdraws amendments to labour law


ZAGREB, Croatia -- The government has withdrawn its controversial amendments to the labour law from parliamentary procedure, media reported on Friday (September 3rd). The proposed amendments would have set a six-month deadline for hammering out a new collective agreement after the existing one expires. After that, workers' rights would be subject to separate agreements with individual employers. In reaction to the bill, unions collected more than 800,000 signatures required to call a referendum on the proposed amendments. As for the decision to withdraw the amendments, Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said the government does not want to impose anything by force and expects talks with trade unions to resume. (Vecernji List - 04/09/10; HRT, HINA - 03/09/10)

This content was commissioned for
  • Email to a friend
  • icon Print Version
  • Share/Save/Bookmark

We welcome your comments on SETimes's articles.

It is our hope that you will use this forum to interact with other readers across Southeast Europe. In order to keep this experience interesting, we ask you to follow the rules outlined in the comments policy. By submitting comments, you are consenting to these rules. While encourages discussion on all subjects, including sensitive ones, the comments posted are solely the views of those submitting them. does not necessarily endorse or agree with the ideas, views, or opinions voiced in these comments. welcomes constructive discussion but discourages the use of copy-pasted materials, unaccompanied links and one-line slogans. This is a moderated forum. Comments deemed abusive, offensive, or those containing profanity may not be published.

SETimes's Comments Policy


Region taking stand against corruption in footballRegion taking stand against corruption in football

After years riddled with scandal, officials are taking steps to end corruption and crime in football.

SETimes logo

Most Popular



A US ship and crew is making final preparations to neutralise the most dangerous part of Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal. How important do you believe the operation is in protecting civilian populations from chemical weapons?

Very important
Not very important
Not important at all
I don't know