Monday, 11 February 2019

33rd Sitting of the Committee on Labour, Social Issues, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction

At the sitting held on 11 February, the members of the Committee on Labour, Social Issues, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction considered the Bill on the Confirmation of the Convention concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture, submitted by the Government.


Committee Chairperson Milanka Jevtovic Vukojicic said that the Convention concerns safety and health in agriculture viz. the employer’s obligation to provide appropriate labour conditions, primarily to guarantee the safety of minors and breastfeeding women.

The Bill on the Confirmation of the Convention concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture was presented by State Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Bojana Stanic who said that the Convention was ratified on 5 June 2001 in Geneva and among other things concerns the work safety of minors and women employed in agriculture. The Convention states that a child below the age of 18 cannot be assigned to work detrimental to the health and/or safety of a minor.

Agricultural work is one of the riskiest in terms of safety and work-related injuries and by ratifying the convention the country will emphasize the need for protection of workers employed in the field.

Following a brief debate, the Committee members proposed, by majority vote, that the National Assembly accept the Bill on the Confirmation of the Convention concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture.

The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairperson Milanka Jevtovic Vukojicic and attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Dragan Savkic, Zivan Djurisic, Prim. Dr Branimir Rancic, Josip Broz, Gorica Gajic, Tomislav Zigmanov, Djordje Komlenski, Slavica Zivkovic, Bojan Torbica and Milena Corilic.


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