11/10/2017

Press Release of the Government of the Republic of Serbia

Today, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić met the leaders of the representative trade unions of PE Post of Serbia and Acting Director of PE Post of Serbia Mira Petrović.

Today, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić met the leaders of the representative trade unions of PE Post of Serbia and Acting Director of PE Post of Serbia Mira Petrović. They discussed the situation in that enterprise as well as the material position of the employees.

Serbian Government appreciates the fact that the salaries in this enterprise have been frozen since 2011, and that the employees have born the burden of the fiscal consolidation measures which started in 2014.

Post of Serbia is one of the public enterprises which operates positively and regularly pays the money into the budget of the Republic of Serbia. ’’I appreciate the extraordinary efforts of postal employees who regularly provide services to all the citizens of Serbia, even to those in the farthest regions of our country’’, said Ana Brnabić after the meeting.

At the yesterday’s Government session, Rasim Ljajić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications informed the members of the Government about the current situation in PE Post of Serbia and the requests of the employees. Yesterday, the Prime Minister held the meeting with Minister Without Portfolio in charge of the regional development and coordination of operation of public enterprises, Milan Krkobabić and Acting Director of PE Post of Serbia, Mira Petrović. At the meeting, it was agreed that an acceptable solution would be to pay the salaries to employees from the profit of the company.

Today, the Prime Minister informed the leaders of the representative trade unions of the Post of Serbia about the outcome of these talks. After a joint session of the Government of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, Prime Minister Brnabić met with representatives of the Pošta Srbije trade union. The meeting was held in a constructive atmosphere and it was agreed that an acceptable solution would be to pay the salaries to employees from the profit of the enterprise, as well as in previous years. At the meeting, it was agreed to carry out additional analysis of the business operations of the enterprise and to continue the dialogue regarding further sustainable growth of the socio-economic situation of the employees.

Brnabić informed the unions that the Government of Serbia was committed to continuing the reform of the salary system of employees in public services and appealed to the understanding that the initiated reform will continue, after which the focus will be entirely on the reform of public enterprises, the process that already started in some public enterprises, and which should bring higher efficiency, better standard of employees, and higher inflow into the budget of Serbia.

The started conversations will be continued in the following weeks.