The working-class history of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Trade Unions and Privatisation
By Sekul Popovic, Alternative Information Network (AIM)—Athens, Banja Luka, 15 July 1999. Support for privatisation was frequently just a screen hiding the inter-party struggle for power. It could be said that the trade union has assumed the role of an initiator of transition and reforms instead of serving as a controller of reforms and protector of workers' interests.
Protest of Workers in B & H Federation
By Hana Barjraktarevic, AIM Sarajevo, 26 October 1999. More than 30 thousand workers from parts of B&H Federation with Bosniac majority population demanded “bread because we are hungry”. Workers from parts with Croat majority population were not there—they do not have an organised trade union organisation except in the Aluminium Combine in Mostar.
Bosnian Federation TV report anticipates further workers' protests in 2003
Hoover's, 2 January 2003. The former Bosnian Federation finance minister has said that the IMF and the World Bank effectively direct the Bosnian economy and are doing great harm. Workers' representatives forecast an ever-rising tide of strikes. Text of a report from the “60 minutes” current affairs programme broadcast by Bosnia-Hercegovina Federation TV.
Biber: 2003 will be rememered for strikes
FENA, 29 December 2003. The passing year will be especially remembered by the request of the BiH Trade Union Association for passing the laws on auditing of privatisation and settling the intern debt, as well as on launching the FBiH Economic-Social Council.