The Demands of the Workers and Citizens of Tuzla Canton

12 February 2014

Today, in Tuzla, the people are creating a better future. The government has submitted their resignation and have ceded power; this was our first demand. By achieving this, we now have an open path for resolving our existing problems. Our anger and rage have accumulated and now cause this violent behaviour. The ignorant attitude of the government towards their citizens, has led to the anger and rage escalating.

Now, we will try to focus on rebuilding a productive government system. We invite all citizens to support the implementation of the following requirements:

1. Maintaining public order in cooperation with citizens, police and civil protection, in order to avoid any criminalization, politicization and manipulation of the protests.

2. Establishing a ’pragmatic government’ made out of professional, non-partisan and uncorrupted members, which so far, have not had any mandate at any level of government. They would lead the government in the Tuzla Canton until the elections in 2014. This alternative Government will have a duty to submit weekly plans and reports on the activities, and it should achieve the given goals. The work of this Government would be supervised by all interested citizens.

3. Renationalisation of privatised factories: ’Dita’, ’Polihem’, ’Poliolhem’, ’Gumara’ and ’Konjuh’, with the following stipulations:

4. Balancing the salaries of government representatives with the salaries of employees in public and private sectors.

5. Reversal of additional payments to the representatives of government, including the so called ’personal income’ – which is paid on the basis of participation in committees or elsewhere, and other unreasonable and unjustified fees that other workers are not entitled to.

6. The abolition of the wage for ministers and other government officials after the expiration or termination of their mandate. (Officials are paid one year full salary after leaving office).

These demands are made by the workers and people of Tuzla Canton, and are for our common good.

Declaration made on 7th February 2014

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