Decent Work in the Republic of Serbia
Dostojanstven rad u Republici Srbiji: postavljanje jednakosti isolidarnosti u središte evrointegracija
Decent work, as an organised gathering of individuals’ aspirations to fulfill their civic rights in the labour arena, requires the existence of the possibility of productive work, an employer’s fair and consistent relationship with his/her employees, a safe and healthy working environment, the protection of workers’ and their families’ social rights, the best possible conditions for an employee’s personal prosperity and social integration, workers’ freedom to express their needs, organise themselves and actively take part in decision-making processes (when decisions directly influence their work, life and gender equality, i.e. equality between men and women). In 1999, the International Labour Organization (ILO) defined decent work as a productive working place where workers’ rights are protected, where work results in a decent salary and where workers are granted social protection. This case study aims to assess the level of decent work in Serbia through analyses of the presence of decent work categories in Serbian practice and in Serbia’s legal framework.