On December 1, FIC approached the new Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy Darija Kisic Tepavcevic to ask to be included in consultations on the new regulatory framework in the area of health and safety at work. Labour Ministry responded on December 4, thanking FIC for the interest to participate in shaping, and providing overview of the drafting process of that Law in 2019. FIC answered on December 8, also asking for the Draft Law in order to assess the status of FIC proposals provided during the public consultations and further contribute to the quality of this piece of legislation. FIC also outlined that the COVID-19 pandemic put focus on the numerous segments of this area. As a consequence, members showed significant interest for the Draft Law on OHS adopted by the Government, and for the potential of improving it.
In the initial letter on December 1, FIC welcomed the work of reforms launched at the end of 2019 and asked to be invited to the Working Group in order to contribute with the expertise and experience in this area. It was explained that the improvement of the labour regulations and conditions on the labour market, as well as promotion of the best business practice, is among the key FIC priorities. HR Committee was one of the first to be created after the FIC establishment in 2002, and in this moment the committee has around 60 members. Relevant White Book 2020 text was also attached to the letter.