New collective agreement signed: Aminess offers one of the largest bases for calculating salaries in tourism

first_imgThe President of the Management Board of Laguna Novigrad, Zrinka Bokulić, emphasized that Aminess nurtures a culture of work that values ​​collegiality and rewards the innovation and personal commitment of each employee. “This is supported by the fact that we are one of only two tourism companies that are holders of the Employer Partner certificate, while the practical attitude towards work is confirmed by a high rate of return of employees of as much as 70%. ”Concluded Bokulić.The union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia is satisfied with the new collective agreement Marina Cvitić, president of the Tourism Committee of the Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia Trade Unions, and the future president of the Union said that the employer respected almost all union requirements and the arguments show a high degree of mutual understanding and respect.”At the end of my union career, I must point out that Laguna Novigrad is one of the better companies in which it has been pleasant to negotiate in recent years because there is a strong social component in the company’s management. This company, even when other companies did not, increased the material rights of workers, at least in a minimal amount. In terms of material rights of workers, Laguna Novigrad is at the top in this activity, although at the national level the average salary of workers is about 20 percent lower than the average salary in the Republic of Croatia. That is why there is a problem of lack of workers in tourism, because some employers, where Laguna Novigrad is certainly not classified, still think that they can make a profit on low labor costs. A worker must have a job and a salary all year round, because one has to live for 12 months, not just during the season. Many employers should look up to the way of doing business at Laguna Novigrad, because the season almost never ends there. “ said union president Bruno Bulic.Related news:CONSENSUS OF SOCIAL PARTNERS ACHIEVED: NEW COLLECTIVE CATERING AGREEMENT CONCLUDEDLAGUNA NOVIGRAD UNDER THE NEW TOURIST BRAND AMINESSAMINESS HOTEL AND CAMP EMPLOYEES EDUCATED FROM THE BEST GOURMET EXPERTS</p>
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<p> The Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia and the company Laguna Novigrad dd, which manages the tourist brand Aminess Hotels and Camps, have signed a new collective agreement which provides the largest basis for calculating salaries in the tourism industry in Istria.For the employees of the Novigrad company that has hotels and camps in Istria and Dalmatia, it has been agreed to increase the basic gross salary by a total of 5,5%. Of that, 1,5% falls on “savings” caused by changes in the ordinance on income tax, regarding the taxation of accommodation and meals for seasonal workers, while 4% represents a real increase, so from May 1, 2018, the lowest basic salary is multiplied by the corresponding job coefficient to increase from the previous amount of HRK 3.820,00 to the amount of HRK 4.030,10.Aminess points out that this is the largest basis for calculating salaries in the tourism industry in Istria, and certainly among the largest in Croatia, and adds that in the future they are ready to transfer funds saved on reduced benefits to the state to increase salaries. Workers will also be entitled to a non-taxable amount of HRK 2.500,00 in December. The Christmas bonus in the full non-taxable amount will also be realized by seasonal workers who have been employed for more than 9 months, while workers who have worked from 6 to 9 months would be entitled to a proportional part.Workers will also be paid a gift in kind in the non-taxable amount, which for this year amounts to HRK 600,00, and the right to a gift in kind is exercised by all workers who will be employed in November. If the planned results are achieved, the workers will be paid an additional HRK 500,00 net for July and August, which are the most labor-intensive. As every year, in December, Aminess will pay a gift to a child under the age of 15 to a child under the maximum non-taxable amount of HRK 600,00, Aminess explains.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Garza has announced he’ll enter the draft process without an agent so he can maintain his college eligibility. The All-America center was runner-up to Dayton’s Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) for Associated Press national player of the year after becoming the first Big Ten player in 26 years to average at least 26 points per game in conference play.Garza scored a school-record 740 points this season, breaking the program’s 50-year old record.Carey Jr. is entering the NBA draft after being named the ACC’s player of the year and newcomer of the year by The Associated Press. He had been considered a likely one-and-done prospect and projected first-round pick.Carey averaged team highs of 17.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks while shooting 57.7% as a physical inside presence.Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander declared for the draft with the option to return to school for his final season of eligibility. Alexander was named to the All-Big East first team after leading the Bluejays with 16.9 points per game. He said Friday he would go through the evaluation process by league executives to determine if he should stay in the June 25 draft or withdrawal by the May 29 deadline. NFL-NEWSReport: Brees to join NBC after playing career endsUNDATED (AP) — The New York Post is reporting that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (breez) will join NBC after he retires.The 41-year old Brees will be going into his 20th NFL season this year and is signed through 2021. He is expected to begin as an analyst on Notre Dame games and in the studio for “Football Night in America” before eventually moving into the “Sunday Night Football” booth.In other NFL news: Associated Press Josh Green is the latest Arizona freshman to declare for the draft, joining Nico Mannion and Zeke Nnaji in leaving early. The Australian-born Green is projected to be a first-round pick after averaging 12 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists during his lone season with the Wildcats. The athletic, 6-foot-6 guard grew up in Sydney before his family moved to Phoenix.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNationals report 1 positive test, not a playerUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says a non-playing team employee tested positive for the coronavirus and is “on the road to getting better.”Rizzo says no players for the reigning World Series champions have shown any symptoms of COVID-19 at any point and so no one has been tested. He said the team’s medical staff checks in each day with every player and staff member. Swiss prosecutors intend to drop 1 FIFA case against BlatterGENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA (FEE’-fuh) president Sepp Blatter has won a legal victory in his fight since 2015 against Swiss allegations of criminal mismanagement. Federal prosecutors in Switzerland plan to drop one of two cases open against him.The Swiss attorney general’s office on Saturday confirmed reports they intend to close an investigation into how Blatter and soccer governing body FIFA awarded World Cup broadcast rights in the Caribbean in 2005.The decision is the latest example in recent weeks of the Swiss FIFA cases stalling, while the separate and cooperating American investigation sparked back into life with new indictments and fresh allegations of World Cup bid bribery.The criminal proceeding against Blatter was opened 4 ½ years ago and helped remove him from the presidential office he held for more than 17 years. He is serving a six-year FIFA ban from soccer. — The XFL has suspended operations and laid off its employees. Employees were told of the layoffs Friday during an in-house conference call. The upstart league backed by WWE canceled the remainder of its season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but promised to be back in 2021. The moves have left the league’s future in doubt. The XFL has eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule.— Blake Snell, Juan Soto and Bo Bichette are among the baseball stars switching over to PlayStation with America’s pastime on hold. One player from each of the 30 major league teams has signed on to play a round-robin regular season on the MLB The Show video game with the real season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Snell, a Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay, will face Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett in the opener Friday night. That matchup will air on Snell’s Twitch feed, and other games will be streamed via Twitch and YouTube with MLB Network host Robert Flores providing commentary.— New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (SOO’-ban) and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans dealing with the isolation and hardships caused by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s NHL Hat Trick Trivia. Subban is the host of the weekly 30-minute show in which contestants will answer up to three hockey trivia questions for prizes, the top one being two tickets to any game next season. Everything is filmed remotely with Subban hosting the show from his living room in Los Angeles, in the house he shares with fiancee and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. Contestants are filmed at their homes and there is a guest player every week.— Basketball’s Sabrina Ionescu, soccer’s Carli Lloyd and swimming’s Katie Ledecky are among the athletes who will help young girls and women stay mentally and physically fit during the coronavirus pandemic. The Women’s Sports Foundation and Yahoo Sports are launching #WeKeepPlaying, a live-stream event on Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT. They’ll join tennis great Billie Jean King and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in taking questions from young athletes and providing tips on resilience and training. Sports broadcaster Cari Champion will moderate the hour discussion, streamed on— The defending soccer champions in Belarus have started putting mannequins in the stands as fans stay away from stadiums because of the coronavirus. Dynamo Brest has been selling “virtual tickets” to games. Those give foreign fans the right to have a mannequin with a cut-out photo attached. It comes as fans at many clubs have said they will boycott games because the virus makes going to the stadium too risky. Keeping sports arenas open has been part of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s unconventional approach to the coronavirus. He has said there is no need to close workplaces and public events. — Former University of Georgia standout running back Todd Gurley has formally agreed to a one-year contract with the Falcons, pending a physical. The framework of the deal was agreed to on March 20, less than 24 hours after Gurley was released by the Rams, and finalized this week. He was one of the NFL’s top running backs with the Rams and says he has no doubt he can still meet that standard. — The Cowboys have signed cornerback Saivion Smith, adding the former XFL player about the same time the spring league announced it was suspending operations. Smith played for Houston, which was the only undefeated team in the XFL when the league stopped playing last month after five games because of the new coronavirus outbreak. Smith led Alabama with three interceptions in his only season in 2018.NHL-KINGS-MACDERMIDLA Kings sign MacDermid to 2-year contract extensionLOS ANGELES (AP) — Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid has agreed to a two-year, $1.75 million contract extension through the 2021-22 season with the Los Angeles Kings.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-IOWA-GARZAIowa’s Garza enters draft, keeps college eligibility for nowUNDATED (AP) — Iowa’s Luka Garza and Duke’s Vernon Carey Jr. head the latest cluster of college basketball players who are testing their potential value in the upcoming NBA draft. Rizzo said the ailing employee was at the team’s spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, and now is home after his quarantine ended. Rizzo said the employee is fever-free and symptom-free.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The chief executive of the Tokyo Games says he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year because the coronavirus continues to spread in Japan. The country issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus. Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto says “I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not. We certainly are not in a position to give you a clear answer.” The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening set for July 23, 2021, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.— The U.S. Olympic swimming trials have been rescheduled for June 13-20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. The trials were initially scheduled for June 21-28 and are the sole qualifier for U.S. Olympic team, with the top two finishers in each event earning a trip to Tokyo. The original 15-session, eight-day schedule will remain for the rescheduled trials.— Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he and his famous father are both recovering from COVID-19. The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli writes on Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days. The Seminoles lineman wrote he “spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.” Tony Boselli is now back home. April 11, 2020 NHL-WEBSTER OBITEx-NHL, WHA forward Webster diesUNDATED (AP) — Former NHL and WHA player and head coach Tom Webster has died at 71, according to the Carolina Hurricanes.Webster’s playing career took off once he jumped to the WHA, where he had 220 goals and 425 points in 352 games over six seasons with the New England and Hartford Whalers from 1972-78. He later went on to coach the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings.FIFA INVESTIGATION-BLATTER MacDermid has become a regular on the blue line for the Kings this season, getting three goals and five assists in a career-high 45 games. He has scored 13 points with 115 penalty minutes during parts of three seasons with Los Angeles.NHL-STAPLETON OBITEx-Blackhawks blueliner Stapleton diesTORONTO (AP) — Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Pat Stapleton has died at 79.The three-time Second Team All-Star was on Canada’s Summit Series squad in 1972 and is alleged to have claimed the puck from Paul Henderson’s series-winning goal over the Soviet Union. He played eight seasons with the Blackhawks from 1956-66 to 1972-73, helping them to Stanley Cup final appearances in 1971 and 1973. The Swiss prosecution office says a second criminal proceeding against Blatter — for a $2 million payment he authorized to FIFA vice president Michel Platini in 2011 for uncontracted salary — remains open.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Liverpool misfit linked with a move to Fiorentina

first_img1 Lazar Markovic Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is a target for Fiorentina, according to reports in Italy.The Serbian moved to Anfield in the summer of 2014 in a £20m deal from Benfica.But since then the 21-year-old has not hit the heights expected of him and he has spent this season on loan at Fenerbahce, who are keen on securing him on a permanent deal.Now, according to La Nazione, Fiorentina are also interested in signing Markovic this summer.?The Italian club have been scouting the Serbia international after his agent hinted he would be keen to play in Serie A.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is yet to run his eye over Markovic – but it is thought the Reds would be open to selling him at the right price.last_img read more

Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado

first_imgRelated posts:La Carpio’s cultural rebellion Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio Meet Alicia Avilés, the perseverant immigrant leader of La Carpio’s cultural growth At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January, here.Segunda parte en una serie de cuatro artículos. Lea la primera parte aquí y la segunda, una entrevista con la líder comunitaria Alicia Avilés, aquí.¿Es posible que una sola organización pueda transformar una de las comunidades más peligrosas de Costa Rica? Para muchos costarricenses La Carpio, un precario ubicado en La Uruca, San José, es sinónimo de violencia y crimen. Sin embargo, en el 2011 Alicia Avilés y Maris Stella Fernández se propusieron cambiar este estigma al fundar el Sistema Integral de Formación Artística para la Inclusión Social (SIFAIS). La organización sin fines de lucro busca promover el crecimiento cultural del barrio marginal. En esta serie de cuatro artículos, The Tico Times pretende mostrar como este modelo educativo no tradicional está desafiando los estigmas para ayudar a la comunidad a encontrar un mejor futuro. Lea la primera parte aquí y la segunda, aquí.Por medio del trabajo duro y una combinación de confianza, constancia, ternura y “locura positiva,” los líderes y participantes del Sistema Integral de Formación Artística para la Inclusión Social (SIFAIS) están reconstruyendo La Carpio con base en la educación cultural.Uno de los elementos clave para la construcción sociocultural de la comunidad son los voluntarios. Ellos, junto a los residentes de La Carpio, son el corazón y base fundamental del programa.Desde el primer día del 2011, SIFAIS ha estado trabajando con un variado grupo de profesionales que quieren compartir su conocimiento con La Carpio.La comunidad tiene una población aproximada de 51,000 personas. A la fecha, hay un total de 137 voluntarios y 350 colaboradores ayudando a 950 miembros de la comunidad que se han inscrito en clases y talleres de música, deporte y educación general impartidas por SIFAIS.Ana Victoria Carrillo y Sandra González son dos de los 137 voluntarios que han ayudado a la comunidad. Carrillo es una universitaria que actualmente estudia fotografía y biología con un enfoque en desarrollo sostenible. González trabaja como administradora de negocios en el departamento de finanzas de una compañía transnacional. Ambas comenzaron como asistentes voluntarias enseñando en SIFAIS.Carrillo ha enseñado arte y baile contemporáneo, mientras que González ha impartido lecciones básicas sobre lectura musical y solfeo a niños de entre cuatro y ocho años.Lea también: Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio“Tengo tres años de estar enseñando en La Carpio”, González dijo a The Tico Times. “Empecé como asistente de una amiga que toca el violín, pero ella se fue a vivir a Singapur por dos años. Ella me enseñó las bases de solfeo, entonces yo estaba capacitada para también enseñarle a los niños cómo leer las notas musicales, qué es un pentagrama y la duración de las notas.“Durante los últimos tres años he estado yendo todos los sábados a La Carpio y eso niños me reciben con los brazos abiertos y una sonrisa”, dijo González. Sandra González (muchacha en camisa blanca) enseña a los niños las bases de solfeo todos los sábados en La Cueva de Luz. (Cortesía Sandra González)Estos esfuerzos de los voluntarios han comenzado a cambiar paradigmas en una comunidad donde las generaciones más jóvenes están “predestinadas” a repetir el ciclo de la pobreza. SIFAIS les brinda una oportunidad a los jóvenes para fijarse nuevas metas y esforzarse por mejorar.“Me tocó un niño, al puro principio, que se llama Steven, que tenía 4 años cuando empezó con nosotros”, recordó González. “Le costaba un montón las notas, pero su mamá siempre llegaba con él y estudiaba con él en la casa. Se convirtió en el niño que llegaba y se lo sabía todo. Al día de hoy el niño ya es violinista. Ya toca el violín con 7 años, y es una belleza verlo con su violín que anda para arriba y para abajo guindado en la espalda. Ahora él tiene un futuro bastante distinto al que tenía escrito porque le regalamos la pasión de la música.“Definitivamente nosotros llegamos a romper ciclos ahí en donde ‘mi abuelita era una persona que pedía en la calle, mi papá es guarda en un lugar de riesgo y, pues, yo voy a ser guarda en algún otro lado porque es lo que se me permite’. Cuando se salen del colegio ya no van a bachillerato porque necesitan ir a trabajar, entonces ellos piensan que esa es la vida que ellos tienen. Su destino está escrito de acuerdo al ciclo que ellos están viviendo y viene SIFAIS y da formación artística donde rompe ese ciclo. Es ahí donde el niño decide que debe terminar el colegio para poder ir a la universidad y complementarlo con clases de violín. Los mismos chicos lo dicen ahí: ‘se cambió el sonido de disparos y discusiones a violines, trompetas y tambores’”, González dijo a The Tico Times.Lea también: Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación culturalAna Victoria Carrillo dice que sus propias experiencias como voluntaria le han mostrado que el cambio de mentalidad y actitud ha desarrollado la dignidad de los residente de La Carpio. Ana Victoria Carrillo ha sido parte del voluntariado de SIFAIS desde el principio en el 2011. (Cortesía Ana Victoria Carrillo)“Todas estas actividades culturales no solo les enseña a tener amor hacia lo que hacen, sino que también les enseña a ser ellos mismos. Les sube mucho el autoestima porque encuentran una pasión y esa pasión les ayuda a olvidar por un momento esa realidad no tan bonita en la que viven”, dijo Carrillo. “Empiezan a tener esperanza; tener energía; tener ganas de vivir, seguir y realmente experimentar la vida que es una locura.”Esta loca pasión a la cual Carrillo se refiere se ha ido desarrollando rápidamente en el espíritu jovial de Brandon Jiménez.Jiménez es un muchacho de 16 años de La Carpio que actualmente cursa el undécimo año en el Liceo de Costa Rica. Disfruta tocar la flauta traversa con la orquesta sinfónica de La Carpio y practica judo en La Cueva de Luz. El ha participado en varios talleres y clases brindadas por SIFAIS desde que tenía doce años.“Uno pasa mucho tiempo con los compañeros y amigos. Esto me ha ayudado a conocer gente nueva, convertirme en mejor músico y poder viajar a diferentes lugares en Costa Rica”,  Jiménez comentó a The Tico Times.Durante los últimos cuatro años, Jiménez ha asistido a SIFAIS y ha notado el cambio que la organización ha creado en la comunidad. Brando Jiménez (azul) compitió en un torneo de judo en el BN Arenas. (Cortesía Brandon Jiménez)“Antes había mucha gente que se paraba en las esquinas a asaltar y robar a la gente. Desde que llegó SIFAIS las personas cambiaron y empezaron a ir a clases. Ya no hay tanta delincuencia como antes y en cuatro años se ha ido desapareciendo”, dijo Jiménez.Jiménez se ha adaptado a la disciplina constante que se requiere tanto para tocar la flauta traversa como para practicar el judo. Esto también le ha permitido apreciar el tiempo que los voluntarios dedican a la comunidad.“Aprendí que se puede ayudar a los demás por medio del arte, y los voluntarios me mostraron que yo puedo enseñar a otros a tocar un instrumento y a practicar deportes. Los voluntarios quieren que uno aprenda para que uno les enseñe a los demás y ser constante”, explicó Jiménez. A Brandon Jiménez le encanta tocar la flauta traversa y por medio de ello ha desarrollado la disciplina por la constante práctica. (Cortesía Brandon Jiménez)Entonces, ¿ha sido exitoso el SIFAIS en su propósito de ayudar a los jóvenes a fijarse grandes metas en sus vidas?Aquí está una respuesta: Jiménez sueña con algún día convertirse en ingeniero o arquitecto, continuar tocando la flauta traversa para ser un mejor músico y poder competir en los Juegos Olímpicos.En nuestro siguiente y último artículo de la serie, conozca cómo SIFAIS y La Carpio han evolucionado y se están preparando para el futuro. 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