The House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliament chose a more difficult path, the path of reform, said Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fadil Novalić.
However, choosing the path of reform, the House of Peoples ultimately chose employment for young people, improvement of conditions for pensioners, it chose progress.
“The Labor Law is the basis for subsequent legislative solutions in the context of reforms that will follow such as the law on binding past work service, reform of the pension and disability insurance system, first employment, employment after long-term unemployment, etc.,” explained Prime Minister Novalić in a statement to FENA.
Novalić stressed that the Government will continue to work on reforms and issues of economic recovery. Currently, he said, the Government is working to develop a system of incentives for first employment to a greater extent than it has been done so far.
“We are preparing a decree of the Government that will regulate new and additional incentive program for youth employment, with emphasis on the first employment. The program, which should be worth 50 million annually, will oblige employers for a period of at least two years,” underlined Novalić.
He said it would be foolish to speculate at this point what might happen tomorrow at the session of the House of Representatives of the FBiH Parliament, but it is important to put things in context of the upcoming reforms.
“This law is not a political issue, not a question of opposition or position, but primarily an economic issue,” stressed Novalić.
Speaking about the negotiations with union representatives, FBiH Prime Minister said that they did their best to bring the positions as close as possible with those of the union representatives.
He stressed that he was shocked by their refusal to cooperate.
Commenting on today’s protest, organized by the Federation of Independent Unions in front of the FBiH Parliament, Novalić said that the workers were manipulated by “a small elitist group.”
“The Labor Law exists for all workers. Unions should represent all workers, and not just individuals and the privileged ones,” told FENA Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fadil Novalić.