STRUGGLING AGAINST SERBIA’S NEW LABOUR LAW (part 2)
The laws have been passed and the cards have been dealt: the new reform of the labour and pension laws which were so hastily proposed to parliament this January, have finally been adopted. These “reforms” legitimize precarious work from the cradle to the grave: they do so, among else, by increasing and flexibilizing work hours, cutting down basic social welfare and extending the pension limit up to 65 years of working life. They will thus make drastic changes to the way all work will be done, paid and secured in the years to come. In Serbia, where the minimum wage is already the lowest in the world, this can have only detrimental effects on the working population. And for leftist groups and trade-unions, this means that the struggle against Serbia’s neoliberal legislative has just reached a whole new level.