The state sued the Education Union for the strike

They claim that the strike decision does not include whether it was acted in accordance with the provisions of the Strike Act

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The decision on the strike does not contain information on whether it was acted in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Strike, which regulates the issue of the right to strike of employees in the Army of Montenegro, the police, state bodies and the public service, while the assessment of the competent authority, i.e. the National Security Agency, is missing. on whether the organization of this strike threatens national security, the safety of persons, property, the general interest of citizens, as well as the functioning of government bodies, which is normally issued by this body within 24 hours from the day of the strike announcement.

These are among other reasons why the state of Montenegro sued the Education Union, demanding that the strike of the Education Workers' Union be declared illegal.

In the press release signed by judge and spokesperson Ivana Becić, it is pointed out that the provisions of the above-mentioned Law stipulate that activities of public interest are activities defined by the Law as such, as well as activities whose interruption of work due to the nature of the work could endanger the life and health of people or the general interest of citizens, and preschool and primary education is recognized there.

"In addition, the Act on the minimum work process is established by agreement of the competent authority of the state administration, the representative association of employers and the representative trade union. Therefore, the plaintiff believes that the Act on the minimum work process during the branch strike in the field of education was adopted by the defendant unilaterally, in violation of the provisions of the Law on Strike, which makes it illegal. It is a procedure in which the principle of urgency applies".

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