Announcement on the occasion of International Labor Day

Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, congratulates International Labor Day, May 1, stressing that we have to work further on improvement of workers position, having in mind that, through years, discrimination happened mostly in this area, according to Commissioner’s reports. Equal opportunities for all, the exercise of the right to work and improve the conditions for a dignified life of its own work of all citizens, with special attention to the most vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, pregnant women and new mothers, Roma men and women, persons older than 50, is a challenge and a task for the our whole society, says Commissioner Janković.

Discrimination is happening most often at work and the labor market, which is why it is necessary to further improve the effective functioning of the inspection services and all services responsible for protecting the rights of employees, while, on the other hand, it is necessary to empower workers to address institutions, in cases of discrimination to the Commissioner, who set the prevention of discrimination in the field of labor and employment as one of the priorities in its work, with particular focus on cooperation in the private and public sector.

Further work on increase of working places and also creating of better labor market conditions, firstly for young but also for the more sensitive social groups, should be priority action in all our society, concludes Commissioner Janković.

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