The Zagreb County Court has passed a decision saying that an announced strike in Croatia Airlines is illegal. Unions have the right to appeal the decision within eight days. Until the end of the appeal deadline a temporary ban on the strike will remain in effect.
The defendant is prohibited from organizing and carrying out a strike announced for August 8th, 2018, until striker’s demands have been fulfilled, said Zagreb County Court Judge Vlasta Feuš.
In her explanation of key arguments supporting the decision she said that unions did not negotiate the signing of a new collective agreement in 2good faith” and that if they really intended to sign a collective agreement, they would have continued negotiations because the management asked for a continuation of negotiations.
The decision was adopted with an explanation that the defendant – the Organization of Croatia Airlines Workers union (ORCA) did not negotiate in good faith for the signing of a new collective agreement.
The court accepted the plaintiff request from Croatia Airlines management and found that the strike, announced by the Organization of Croatia Airlines Workers union (ORCA) for August 8th demanding that negotiations be opened for a new collective agreement, is illegal.
The ORCA union that gathers pilots, cabin crews and technical personnel at Croatia Airlines, have said that if the strike is banned they will seek justice at the Supreme Court.
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