Consensus of social partners reached: new collective agreement on hospitality concluded

first_imgIn the tourism sector, the social partners reached an agreement even after six months of negotiations concluded a new Collective Agreement of the hospitality industry, whose signatories are the HUP Association of Hospitality and Tourism and the Trade Union of Tourism and Services of Croatia and the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia.New collective bargaining agreement as such retains the same level of rights and obligations for workers and entrepreneurs in this sector, and as the greatest novelty it brings significant increases in the lowest basic salaries for all typical catering occupations which take effect from April 2018.Given the different intensity of business and the specifics of the daily and weekly schedule of working hours for caterers, it is especially important to maintain the possibility of using redistribution for a maximum of 60 hours per week and a reduced daily rest of 8 hours. Salaries increased by 10% that is, new amounts of the lowest gross basic salary for typical jobs in the hospitality industry have been agreed in the amount of HRK 4.700,00 for jobs waiters, chefs, pastry chefs, receptionists… The stated amount represents the minimum basic salary on which allowances for night work, work on Sundays and holidays and overtime work are additionally calculated according to the amounts defined by the collective agreement. On the occasion of concluding a new Collective Agreement on Hospitality, the President of HUP Association of Hospitality and Tourism, Željko Kukurin stated: “Human resources are the biggest challenge for the further development of tourism. On the one hand, tourism is currently the most desirable and promising sector in Croatia in terms of job opportunities and career development opportunities. On the other hand, we still have a lot of work to do to create competitive conditions in relation to the surrounding countries. I am glad that we have reached a consensus with the branch unions because they are an important partner for us in creating such conditions. The new branch collective agreement ensures the continuity of the regulation of labor relations and the minimum rights and obligations of workers and employers in the hospitality industry, and continuously improves working conditions.”Social dialogue and regulation of labor relations by a branch collective agreement in the hospitality industry is one of the most successful examples of cooperation between social partners at the sectoral level, and as such has a long tradition and a high level of mutual respect and relations. The first branch collective agreement of the hospitality industry was signed in May 2002, followed by its two amendments and the Collective Agreement of the hospitality industry from 2015, and as such were extended to the entire hospitality sector. “In addition to the long-term validity and contracting of the national collective agreement of catering, tourism also marks a significant share of domestic collective agreements in relation to other activities.He said on this occasion Bruno Bulić, President of the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia.Given the importance of the hospitality sector for the Croatian economy and society, and the importance of quality employment for the competitiveness of Croatian tourism, the social partners in tourism consider it necessary and justified to continue the current practice and extend the application of the Collective Agreement to the entire hospitality industry. protection of the rights of all workers and harmonization of business conditions for all entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector.Eduard Andrić, president of the Trade Union of Tourism and Services, is on that track concluded: “Only with higher wages and better working conditions can we stop the emigration of our workers and make young people interested in education in tourism. The collective agreement of the hospitality industry is also important for combating unfair competition, the gray economy and undeclared work, which is in the common interest of us unions and our partners in HUP. We also expect the support of the state, ie that the relevant Ministry of Labor will support our efforts by expanding the application of the collective agreement to all caterers in Croatia and ensure a stable business environment.” Collective bargaining in the tourism sector is conducted every year to improve efficiency and labor standards, improve the position of workers, prevent further outflow of workers and motivate quality professionals for employment in tourism in the Republic of Croatia, as a common interest of employers and workers. The quality of employment arrangements has a direct impact on human resource management and the competitiveness of the workforce, ie the competitiveness of Croatian tourism. Therefore, the regulation of labor rights and obligations through the branch collective agreement is one of the tools in the function of improving working conditions, ie a direct impact on the quality of service and competitiveness and further development of Croatian tourism.script src=”https://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=rsb&c=28&pli=24629406&PluID=0&w=1280&h=500&ord=[timestamp]&ucm=true”></p>
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India on top in Indore Test despite sloppy catching

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – A dominant India remained on course for a big first-innings lead after skittling out Bangladesh for a meagre 150 runs, despite some sloppy catching on day one of the opening Test yesterday.The hosts lost opener Rohit Sharma for six in their reply but finished the day on 86-1 with Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal putting on 72 runs for the flourishing second-wicket partnership. Pujara was batting on 43 with seven boundaries. Agarwal was lucky to reach 37 after being dropped in the slip by Imrul Kayes when on 32. Earlier, Mominul Haque won the toss in his first match as Bangladesh’s new Test captain but his decision to bat immediately backfired. India’s three-pronged pace attack exploited the early morning conditions and reduced them to 31-3 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. After repeatedly beating the tentative bats of both openers, Umesh Yadav drew first blood in the sixth over, getting Imrul caught in the slip for six. Ishant Sharma sent back Shadman Islam in the next over before Mohammed Shami trapped Mohammad Mithun lbw for 13 to wreck the top order. Mominul and Mushfiqur Rahim combined pluck and luck to forge the only 50-plus partnership in the Bangladesh innings. Mominul was on three when he was spilled in the slip by Ajinkya Rahane, otherwise a safe catcher, who had a terrible day, off Ravichandran Ashwin. Mushfiqur was dropped twice, first by Virat Kohli and then by Rahane, who also dropped Mahmudullah off Ashwin. Ashwin spared himself any more heartbreak by bowling out Mominul, who made 37, and Mahmudullah. A much-relieved Rahane, sporting a sheepish smile, ran to congratulate Ashwin after the spinner sent back Mahmudullah. Shami (3-27) dismissed Mushfiqur, who made 43, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the last two balls before the tea break but Taijul Islam denied him a hat-trick after tea. “I had to think of the conditions and situation and try to keep my line as tight as possible and stick to my plans,” Shami told broadcaster Star Sports afterwards. “I have been bowling from wide of the crease in the last two years and I once again backed myself.”BANGLADESH 1st inningsShadman Islam c Wriddhiman Saha b Ishant Sharma 6Imrul Kayes c Ajinkya Rahane b Umesh Yadav 6Mominul Haque b Ravichandran Ashwin 37Mohammad Mithun lbw Mohammed Shami 13Mushfiqur Rahim b Mohammed Shami 43Mahmudullah b Ravichandran Ashwin 10Liton Das c Virat Kohli b Ishant Sharma 21Mehidy Hasan lbw Mohammed Shami 0Taijul Islam run-out Ravindra Jadeja 1Abu Jayed not out 7Ebadat Hossain b Umesh Yadav 2Extras: (lb-3, w-1) 4Total: (all out, 58.3 overs) 150Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-12, 3-31, 4-99, 5-115, 6-140, 7-140, 8-140, 9-148.Bowling: Ishant Sharma 12-6-20-2, Umesh Yadav 14.3-3-47-2, Mohammed Shami 13-5-27-3 (w-1), Ravichandran Ashwin 16-1-43-2, Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-10-0.INDIA 1st inningsMayank Agarwal not out 37Rohit Sharma c Liton Das b Abu Jayed 6Cheteshwar Pujara not out 43Extras: 0Total: (one wkt, 26.0 overs) 86Fall of wickets: 1-14.Bowling: Ebadat Hossain 11-2-32-0, Abu Jayed 8-0-21-1, Taijul Islam 7-0-33-0.last_img read more

FIFA Secretary General urges Uganda to fast track new Sports Law

first_imgFUFA  has been receiving Shs 10 billion annually from government since July 2018 as the most funded sports association in Uganda.Samoura also praised Kadaga and government of Uganda for supporting football.Samoura, who hails from Senegal, was elected  FIFA Secretary General in May 2016. She is visiting Uganda on the invitation of FUFA to witness the launch of FUFA extended headquarters and also projects such as stadiums in Lugazi, Lungujja and FUFA Technical Training Centre, Njeru.FUFA President, Moses Magogo informed Kadaga that Samoura will commission the FUFA headquarters, and also lauded FIFA for supporting the development of football in Uganda.Samoura will inspect, evaluate and commission FUFA projects financed under the FIFA Forward Programme including the headquarter expansion. The headquarter expansion project commenced in 2018 as a result of the FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s visit to Uganda in 2017.Her visit comes a month after FUFA President Moses Magogo returned to office after two months of suspension from all football-related activities. FIFA also fined him Shs 37 million for his role in the resale  of 2014 World Cup tickets.She however declined to comment on the impact Magogo’s suspension and plea bargaining has had on FUFA- FIFA relationship.******URNShare on: WhatsApp FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. PHOTO via  @fatma_samouraKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary General of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Fatma Samoura urged Parliament of Uganda to fast track amendments to the Sports Law.Samoura made the statement when she paid a courtesy call to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on Monday afternoon.She noted that the government of Uganda pledged that it would amend the National Council of Sports Act, 1964 by 2018 but this has not been done to date.The government has in the recent past promised to bring the Sports and Physical Activity bill to Parliament so as to repeal the National Council of Sports (NCS) Act and address deficiencies in the management and administration of the sports sub sector. Cabinet is yet to approve the bill.NCS is mandated to administer the sports sub sector which includes monitoring operations and also extend government funding to various sports associations and federations.The Federation for Uganda Football Associations – FUFA is among the 48 sports associations and federations currently recognized by NCS.Now, Samoura says that the current law is a challenge because FUFA’s legal status is not compatible with FIFA regulations. Therefore, amendments to the sports law will address the challenge, particularly the steps FUFA will be required to take to register its affiliation with FIFAShe says that her visit is an opportunity to remind officials about the need for a new sports law.The Speaker, Kadaga says that  she will ask the new sports minister, Hamson Obua on the progress of the bill and when it will be brought to Parliament for further scrutiny and enactment.Kadaga said that she was excited to meet Samoura in person, having watched her on TV giving interviews on her job as the first African and first female to hold the position of FIFA Secretary General.Kadaga lauded FIFA for extending $6million US dollars (approximately Shs 22 billion) annually to FUFA, but also urges FIFA to consider funding more infrastructure projects in Uganda especially stadiums to promote football at the grassroots.last_img read more

Aussie cricketing superstar Glenn Maxwell just got engaged to an Indian origin girl!

first_imgAdvertisement 2q8ciNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs12oiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1758Would you ever consider trying this?😱yt7fCan your students do this? 🌚2aoRoller skating! Powered by Firework On Wednesday Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell confirmed his engagement to girlfriend Vini Raman through Instagram. The right-handed batsman revealed that the couple got engaged earlier in the day while captioning it a subtle ring emoji. The 31-year-old was not selected for the Australian side which is touring South Africa at the moment, after picking up an elbow injury.Advertisement Picture Credit: TW/OzBlingAn explosive batsman from Victoria, Maxwell stepped down temporarily from the game due to mental health issues in October last year.However, he later revealed that in fact his girlfriend was the first to suggest getting checked by a professional when she noticed a change in him.“It was actually my partner who suggested I speak to someone, she was the first one who noticed it, so I should probably thank her as well. Once I had that initial conversation it was a big weight off my shoulders,” he said.The cricketer also credited his girlfriend for standing by him through thick and thin during his initial days with mental health issues.“My girlfriend was probably No. 1, it wasn’t an easy job for her to deal with me going through my mood swings for the first few weeks, but Michael Lloyd was the guy I had the initial conversation with, he’s been someone who I’ve confided in since back in the academy days, so I’ve known him for well over a decade now.”Raman also posted the same photo as her fiancé – posing with the engagement ring, as she wrote,“Last week my favourite person asked me to marry him #YES,”Chris Lynn, Maxwell’s Australian teammate congratulated the couple on Instagram writing  “Congrats big boy!”Meanwhile, the Kings XI Punjab superstar is expected to sit out for the next six to eight weeks of action, as confirmed by Cricket Australia on February 12. The Melbourne Stars skipper led his side to the finals of the KFC Big Bash League last month. You may also like:Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh set to make their debuts in Kollywood industryCongratulations flow in as Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya announces engagement with Natasa Stankovic  Advertisementlast_img read more

Power to the People: Colts Neck Hires Firm to Help Reduce…

first_imgBy John BurtonCOLTS NECK – The township committee is hoping its recent move to hire an energy-consulting firm will result in savings on residents’ electric bills.The township committee voted to retain Gabel Associates of Highland Park during its Aug. 28 meeting. The firm will act as the township’s consultant to negotiate with energy providers to secure a lower rate than residents and businesses currently can get.Gabel, which has assisted hundreds of school districts with energy needs over the years, began working with municipalities about 18 months ago as a community energy aggregation consultant.So far, Gabel has completed projects for Toms River and Plumstead Township and has secured energy rates that are 14 and 11 percent lower than what users had been paying, according to Ken Esser, a senior associate for Gabel.The firm is currently working with a number of other municipalities.Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, is working as an independent consultant for Gabel.“For me, it’s an opportunity to see residents of my district and the people of New Jersey at-large save money, especially when there’s no risk,” he said. “I’m inclined to get involved to have that happen.”As a consultant for Gabel, O’Scanlon works with representatives from municipal governments, explaining the benefits of having Gabel pursue lower energy rates for the community.In Colts Neck, Mayor Michael Fitzgerald said the township committee received six responses to its request for proposals. Fitzgerald supported Gabel, “because they were successful in a couple of towns” already.What happens in such arrangements is that Gabel Associates, an energy and public utility consulting company, works with a municipality to find an energy provider with rates lower than those being offered by its present provider. In Colts Neck, Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) will continue to deliver the power but the source of the power will be another company as negotiated by Gabel. Home and business owners will still receive their bills from JCP&L, but hopefully at a lower rate.The negotiation of such arrangements is permitted under the state’s Energy Aggregation Act, which the Legislation passed in 2003.According Esser, there is “no out-of-pocket expenses for the municipality in any way,” as his firm earns its fee by factoring it into the total per kilowatt-hour charge that will be paid for by the user. Users new electric rate will be at least 5 to 10 percent lower than currently and could be even lower.Gabel looks for providers to secure the lower rates for a fixed period, usually for one or two years. Customers are not required to opt in and can opt out at any time, Esser said.O’Scanlon said works for the company to educate municipal officials on community energy aggregation and advises Gabel on strategy and other business facets.“He’s really an important part of our team,” Esser said.O’Scanlon, along with his Assembly obligations, runs FSD Enterprises, LLC, in Red Bank, a consulting firm that assists municipalities negotiating with wireless communications providers.Under state law, O’Scanlon is permitted to work with municipalities within his district.“I go out of my way to avoid any potential accusation of conflict of interest,” said O’Scanlon, who is not paid by municipalities but acts as a paid representative of Gabel.Fitzgerald said he expects the average homeowner in his community who participates to see as much as a $200 saving annually on the electric bill.“Every year it seems we have to tell the residents here it’s going to cost them more in taxes,” Fitzgerald said. “If we find a way to save them $200 a year it makes the pain a little bit more tolerable.”There are no big ways to save taxpayers money; it’s up to officials to find as many little ways as possible to save and hope they curb costs cumulatively, O’Scanlon said.“You explore everything,” he said.Among the municipalities Gabel is now working with are Montgomery Township in Somerset County, Monroe, Lambertville and West Orange, Esser said.Colts Neck has been approached by six or seven communities looking for information about the township’s experiences, Fitzgerald said.last_img read more

Mentoring One Child at a Time, Over Time

first_img“Justin changed my life,” D.J. said about his mentor, who is the most important male role model in his world. “I don’t think I would be here without him.”January is National Mentoring Month. Groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties are hoping to bring attention to use the moment to recruit more “big siblings,” especially men, to make a positive difference in a young person’s life.“Everyone has had a mentor in life,” said Marybeth Bull, a resident of Fair Haven who is also director of development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties (BBBS). “Whether it was a family member, or a boss, somebody in their life who has been there for them and showed them the way and been a positive person in their life.”You don’t need special skills. “You just have to be willing to share time with a child that needs a positive person in their life,” Bull said.Adults 19 years or older who can commit to spend four to six hours a month for at least a year, are great candidates for the volunteer position, she said.“To be a friend, spend time, be an ear for them, be a shoulder for them,” she said. “To point them in the right direction.”Headquartered in Asbury Park, BBBS currently serves 700 children in its program across Monmouth and Middlesex counties.“Littles” – who range in age from 6 to 15 years old – usually join the program at school and may be referred by guidance counselors and other social organizations. They are often from single parent households. The BBBS typically provides girls with a female mentor and boys with a male mentor. Bull said a woman can be a Big Sister to a young boy in certain circumstances, because there are many more female mentors than males. The program has an acute need for men to volunteer as Big Brothers for the large number of boys on the waiting list.Mentors undergo in-depth interviews. Screened applicants are matched with Littles based on similar interests, hobbies, and personal traits. “We’re not going to match a kid who wants to go to the library with someone who wants to play basketball,” Bull said.Although some duos may not immediately hit it off, Bull said matches are usually successful. “We have a wonderful length of our matches,” she said. “An average of 3 ½ years more than the national averages. And a lot of people stay in touch for a lifetime.”Training and case managers who check in regularly and monthly group activities with other Bigs and Littles, help a new mentor break the ice. “We let them know they’re not alone,” said Bull.Bull said the program stresses the duo should participate in low cost, simple activities, such as a trip to the park or shooting hoops. “It’s about building a friendship,” she said. “The child needs special one-to-one attention.”In addition to the traditional community-based programs, BBBS has other programs including one at Monmouth University that pairs college student mentors with Asbury Park high school students, similar to a peer-to-peer mentoring relationship.Bull finds many of the Littles in the program never thought about college but after meeting with the college students and touring the university, they “start to really see themselves in that environment.”She cites a Little Brother who not only went on to attend Monmouth University, but is now a Big Brother in the program.In addition, a program focused on a workplace environment, like Monmouth Medical Center and New Jersey Natural Gas, matches employees at all levels – from IT techs to senior vice presidents – with Littles.“The kids get a sense of a lot of different opportunities,” Bull said.Mentoring allows volunteers a chance to “see life through a child’s eyes again,” said Bull, who has been with BBBS for 15 years. “I’ve gotten to see how it makes such a difference in an impressionable child. How this person can impart their wisdom and help with everything from homework to life skills. D.J. and his Big Brother Justin Brown celebrate D.J.’s induction to the National Honor Society last year. Photo: BBBS“From Day One, it felt so natural, the first time we hung out,” said Justin Brown, 35, who became a Big Brother to D.J. in 2010. “He has such a wide-open personality.” (At the BBBS request, D.J.’s last name is being withheld to protect his privacy.)As a teacher, previously at Lakewood High School and now at Neptune High School, Brown said he sees a lot of kids “missing that strong role model.”In those early days, when D.J. was in 7th grade, he and Brown would go for pizza or take a trip to the beach.D.J. was an active Boy Scout – he is now working on his Eagle Scout project – so they found a common interest in the outdoors. “We did a lot of outdoor stuff – hiking, kayaking,” said Brown, who was also a Boy Scout. “It was all the things I like to do.”“D.J. comes from a good family,” Brown said, and credits D.J.’s grandmother for being very involved in his life. With an older sister who went to college, it was always expected that D.J. would go on for a degree. “His grandmother was pushing him not to let outside forces take him down the wrong road.”As a Big Brother, Brown said, “I think I gave him a big-picture perspective.”“It’s been just a good feeling, just to be there, to see him grow so much,” said Brown. “It’s been a positive influence in my life, too.“As a teacher you develop bonds with students, but with D.J., I really feel he’s part of my family.“He’s just my little brother,” said Brown, “he’s been part of my life.”So much so that two years ago D.J. served as a groomsman in Brown’s wedding.“D.J. will be part of my life forever.”For D.J., who will turn 18 soon, much of his high school senior year has been spent getting ready for college. He has already been accepted to a host of schools, including NJIT, University of Delaware, Drexel University, SUNY Alfred and Monmouth University, and is waiting on decisions from a few more. He plans to study medical engineering.Both men agree college was always in D.J.’s plans.“My grades were spot on – A’s and B’s,” D.J. said. “It was the internal stuff” that he feels he needed from his Big Brother.“I live in a family full of girls,” said D.J. “I have 10 half sisters.”Over the years, D.J. consulted with Brown about everything from homework and colleges to social pressures and girls.“He’s got the girl thing covered,” D.J. said.As mentors go, D.J. thinks his match was perfect. “We share nearly everything in common. He likes everything I love to do,” said D.J. “He’s actually a brother to me.”And now D.J. looks forward to his new role: as “big brother” to Brown’s 5-month old son River. So too will be a special person in his life – his “Big Brother” Justin Brown, a 35- year-old high school teacher who volunteers his time through Big Brothers Big Sisters. By Judy O’Gorman AlvarezWhen high school senior D.J. accepts his diploma at Long Branch High School graduation this June, his family will be proudly watching. “If you think about one child at a time,” she said, and then “if you look at the big picture, it changes lives for generations.”last_img read more

Gluck backstops Rebels back into Murdoch series lead

first_imgThe Rebels held playoff scoring leader Ryan Edwards off the scoresheet Sunday.In 11 games this playoff season, Edwards has 21 points including eight goals.Rockets a game away from knocking off GhostridersThe Golden Rockets took care of business on home ice, winning both games to assume a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eddie Mountain Divisional Final.The Rockets dumped the Riders 6-3 Saturday in Golden.The win came on the heels of a 7-3 drubbing the Rockets put on Fernie Friday.The series resumes Monday in Fernie. It’s not normal to see Jordan Gluck allow six goals in one game as he did Friday in Fruitvale during Game four.So with their top goalie back in fine form, the Castlegar Rebels regained control to the Murdoch Division Final with a stingy 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory Sunday afternoon in the Sunflower City.The Rebels now lead the best-of-seven affair 3-2 and can eliminate the defending KIJHL champs Monday in Fruitvale when the series resumes for Game six. Puck drop is 7 p.m.Goals from Brayden Horcoff and Travis Wellman was enough for Gluck, who stopped 32 of 33 shots in the Castlegar nets.Castlegar held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0 before the Hawks snapped Gluck’s bid for a shutout in the third period with a goal from Dan Holland.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Soccer Team

first_imgConsidering the quality of the opposition at the single-A division, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats were pleased with their finish at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Soccer Championships in Nakusp.The Wildcats lost four very close games to elite teams from the Lower Mainland and Okanagan before defeating zone rival Nakusp to finish 15th overall. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to applaud the Cats for a job well done with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, back row, coach Dan Szabo, Patrick Falle, Aaron Abrosimoff, Aslan Mackay, Johnny Johnson, Spencer Szabo, Denver Skey, assistant coach Devon Dunkley. Front, Kaden Ellis, Andrew Knapik, Carlos Berger, Bryce Twible, Lucas Raugust, Riley Osachoff and goalkeeper Erik Stewart.last_img read more