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Published in the Službeni glasnik RS, Nos. 125/04 of 22 November 2004, 104/09 of 16 December 2009 and 50/18 of 29 June 2018

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  • 1. Scope
    • Article 1

      This Law shall regulate the method and procedure of peaceful settlement of collective and individual labour disputes, election, rights and obligations of conciliators and arbitrators and other issues of significance for peaceful settlement of labour disputes.

      The procedure of peaceful settlement of labour disputes shall be initiated and led in accordance with this Law, provided that the said dispute has not been decided upon in compliance with labour regulations.

  • 2. Basic Terms
    • Article 2

      The collective labour dispute (hereinafter: the collective dispute), within the meaning of this Law, shall be considered to be a dispute initiated in relation to:

      1) the conclusion, amendments and/or, supplements to * a collective agreement;

      1a) the implementation of the collective agreement entirely or its certain provisions;

      2) implementation of a general act regulating the rights, obligations and responsibilities of employees, employer and of the trade union;

      3) realisation of rights to trade union organisation and action and the exercise of rights to determine the representation of the trade union before the employer;

      4) strike;

      5) realisation of the right to information, consultation with and participation of employees in management, in compliance with the law;

      5a) determining the minimum process of work, in line with the law.

      The general act, within the meaning of this Law, shall be considered to be the rulebook on labour and agreement between the employer and trade union, in compliance with the law.

      The parties to a collective dispute shall be considered to be the employer, the trade union, employees, the strike committee, the founder for public companies, a corporation the founder of which is a public company, corporation or public services founded by the Republic, the autonomous province or the local self-government unit.

    • Article 3

      An individual labour dispute (hereinafter referred to as: the individual dispute), within the meaning of this Law, shall be considered to be a dispute initiated by:

      1) termination of employment contract;

      2) working hours;

      3) exercise of the right to annual vacation; 

      4) disbursement of salary/wage, disbursement of salary/wage and minimal wage in line with the law; 

      5) compensation of meal costs during work, compensation of costs of commuting to and from work, payment of annual vacation benefit and other compensations of costs in line with the law; 

      6) disbursement of severance pay when retiring, the jubilee award and other incomes in line with the law; 

      7) discrimination and abuse at work. 


      A party to an individual dispute, within the meaning of this Law, shall be considered to be the employee and the employer, notwithstanding paragraph 1, item 7) of this Article, in which case the parties to the dispute shall be determined in line with the law (hereinafter: a party to the dispute).