Impact of the Application of Collective Agreements on the Financial Situation of Public Healthcare Institutions in the FBiH


Rade Kovač – Service for Foreigners’ Affairs, Ministry of Security, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Namik Čolaković – University of Travnik, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Collective agreement;
Public healthcare institutions;
Financial impact;


Abstract: The signing of collective agreements in the healthcare sector at the cantonal level in the FBiH has to increase funds for employees’ salaries in line with legal provisions as well as provisions of the collective agreements. The increase in salary allocations at the level of healthcare institutions, as a result of the application of collective agreements which was not accompa­nied by an adequate increase in revenue, could leave healthcare institutions in a difficult financial position. This paper focuses on assessing the financial impact of the application of healthcare collective agreements on the work of public institutions operating within the FBiH healthcare system. The primary aim of this research is to highlight the need for coordination and coopera­tion among all institutions of the system when entering into collective agree­ments with citizens. Lack of coordination may result in financial difficulties for public institutions when applying the collective agreements, which will be explained using the case of one public healthcare institution operating as part of the healthcare system in one of the cantons in the FBiH.

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