NGO: Majority of Serbian citizens denied right to dignified work

The majority of Serbian citizens are denied the right to dignified labour in terms of employment options, an adequate wage, protection of the unemployed, and secure employment. [Shutterstock /BalkansCat]

The majority of Serbian citizens are denied the right to dignified labour in terms of employment options, an adequate wage, protection of the unemployed, and secure employment, the Belgrade Center for Democracy Foundation said on Thursday.

The Foundation stressed on the World Day for Decent Work that Serbia was among Europe’s worst-ranked countries according to the highest rate of unmet needs for work. In 2020, some 620,100 people were jobless or underemployed.

The Foundation pointed out that the wages received by most workers did not enable a dignified life for them or their families: over 683,000 employed persons cannot afford the minimum consumer basket, while over 1.6 million lack the money to cover the cost of the average consumer basket.

(EURACTIV.rs | betabriefing.com)

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