The Government of the Republic of Montenegro signed the Branch Collective Agreement with EI affiliate the Independent Union of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Montenegro (ITUESCSM) on 23 December, 2005 after Education International’s intervention.
In accordance with article 81 of the General Collective Agreement that came into effect in January 2004, the Branch Collective Agreement for Education should have been signed at the latest by the end of March 2004. By December 2005 it had still not been signed. As this was in violation of ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, ratified by Montenegro in 2000, EI demanded that the government do so. ITUESCSM expressed their thanks for support in achieving a satisfactory outcome.