Economic and Social Council discusses state of social dialogue

The Economic and Social Council (GSV) met on Monday to discuss the state of social dialogue between the government, employers and unions.

Labour Minister Mirando Mrsic said social dialogue was good now but regretted that the GSV had not convened for eight months because union representatives boycotted it, disgruntled with Labour Act amendments. He said trust between the social partners and responsibility were crucial for the implementation of what had been agreed.
Mrsic said this year the GSV had become an advisory body of the government which talked about strategic topics for the adoption of public policies. He said this was one of the incumbent GSV's greatest achievements and that it showed how social dialogue should be developed.
But, we haven't defined a vision of Croatian society which should be the basis for the development of industrial relations and the labour market, the minister added.
Damir Kustrak of the Croatian Employers Association said social dialogue could be better and that it was necessary to enhance the level of trust and quality of proposals.
Union representative Vilim Ribic said the level of social dialogue had deteriorated over the past four years but was not positive. He said there had been no trust because of political manipulation and that without trust the GSV could not function. He also pushed for a single wage system on the principle "equal pay for equal work".
This was the last session of the incumbent GSV.


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