19 February 2014 Member of Parliament Dr Milorad Mijatovic meets with the representatives of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
MP Milorad Mijatovic Meets with Swedish Trade Union Confederation Representatives
At the meeting, with the topic Social dialogue – the relationship between trade unions and the parliament, MP Milorad Mijatovic pointed out the importance of cooperation and exchange of experience between the Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Serbia relating to union activities and social dialogue.
Krister Andersson, Head of the trade unions’ West Sweden office, said that the joint project and cooperation are greatly beneficial both for Serbia and Sweden. However, he stresses that despite the fervent wish to assist Serbia by advice and example, the country needs to choose its own path, follow its own needs and situation which are always specific and as such require specific solutions. Still, he believes that Serbia will successfully overcome all the obstacles posed by the harmonisation with European standards, because, he says, Serbia has strong trade unions compared to many other countries.
MP Slavica Savic asked how important collective contracts in Sweden were, whether they were at the national level and whether companies offered them, and received a positive answer to all of her questions. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic, President of the Alliance of Independent Trade Unions of Vojvodina Goran Milic and the President of the Independent Trade Unions of Vojvodina Miodrag Bradonjic.