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In Luka Koper, they promise a series of fuses, which must protect agency workers against abuses committed by IPS companies or bosses. Photo: BoBo

The three-fold resolution of the IPS

November 14, 2018 at 9:43 p.m.
Koper – MMC RTV SLO, STA

The tender for the selection of agency for the transfer of workers was announced in Luka Koper, through which 346 temporary workers will be hired next year. At the same time, they also promise fuses to protect workers against abuses and violations of workers' rights by IPS companies or port managers.

The announcement of the tender is a part of the triple IPS solution, according to which a part of the workers who until now worked in the Port of Koper through t. i. The port employers, directly employed in Luka Koper, a part of the workers will work in Luka through agencies, and the third pillar represents the delivery of all service in the implementation of the external contractor.

In Luka Koper, 346 workers are surveyed for five jobs through agencies, namely for foremen, controllers, cargo transporters, forklifts and goods transporters. The competition was divided into ten lots, each agency being able to request up to three lots. This means that the call will be answered by at least four different agencies.

Fuses against abuse
The application for the competition will require the possession of a personnel license, and agency selection will be based on four criteria – in addition to price, a rating, qualification of staff and references. According to the chairman of the board of Luka Koper Dimitrij Zadel"in our view, there are significant safeguards for the employees of these agencies, so that there is no negligence or misconduct. irregularities"The cost estimate or scope of the application is € 13.6 million, and the selection of agencies will be valid for one year, after which the procedure will be repeated. A bank guarantee is also provided for the execution of works in value of 50,000 euros and for the seriousness of the offer in the amount of 10,000 euros.

The contracts will also contain a social clause that provides for the termination of a contract with a final finding of violations of labor, environmental or social legislation or if at least two violations are found by the competent authority in relation to the payment of work, rest, blackmail the final fine for the offense was pronounced. The leader of the working group for the preparation of the contest, Branko Vodopija, stated that Luka would keep records of the presence of workers and send the data to the agencies, which then collected the salary and sent the account to Luka.

A letter from the harbor captain or just legalization?
Chairman of the board of directors Mirko Slosar said the second pillar welcomes that the changes should not go to the detriment of current employees. "Let me stress that the Agency's staff will work under the same conditions for the same payment as Luka Koper's employees, so that all rights are equal."In the near future, Luka Koper will also announce calls for the third and third pillar of the employment model, ie external contractors.

With this, it is expected that the IPS business system of two decades ends, where, on average, more than 700 workers work daily in Oporto through IPS companies or port barges. An integral part of this business model was, as we have reported repeatedly in MMC, an unpredictable worker, excessive overtime and a part of the payment through add-ons or even "by hand". However, some IPS companies are likely to continue their activities in Kope Port, this time in legal form, as some IPS companies have already submitted a function, which can provide user work or agency activity for employee mediation.

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