A pyrotechnician at work mine clearing (Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/PIXSELL) A pyrotechnician at work mine clearing (Photo: Hrvoje Jelavic/PIXSELL)

The union said that following consultations with their members and a meeting in the interior ministry, where they received a binding written confirmation that all three of their demands will be met, there is currently no need to protest.

Pyrotechnicians are demanding in increase of their minimum protected pensions from 3 500 to 5 500 kuna as well as an exit strategy, because by 2026 Croatia should be cleared of all landmines and after that, young pyrotechnicians will remain without work and not fulfill conditions for pension.

They are also demanding that work be secured for pyrotechnicians throughout the year so that they do not drop to the minimum wage in November and December or remain without a salary in those months.

Source: HRT