AJK reacts on arbitrary dismissal of two RTV Dukagjini employees

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PRISTINA, 17.11.2018 – The Association of Journalists of Kosovo expresses concern about the dismissal of two colleagues, Arben Rexhepi and Ervin Behluli, who have been working for RTV Dukagjini for years.

The two employees were notified of the termination of the contract through an email from the director of this medium, Ermal Panduri without clear justifications and without respecting the deadlines set out in the Labour Law in case of termination of the employment relationship.

Arben Rexhepi and Ervin Behluli have worked for about 20 years at RTV Dukagjini and were part of the founding staff of this media.

AJK considers that the way of their dismissal is a serious violation of workers’ rights and at the same time exacerbates the environment in which journalists work in Kosovo.

The Association has requested a response from the director of RTV Dukagjini, Mr. Panduri about the legal procedures followed in the case of the dismissal of the two employees in question, but so far has not received any answer.

AJK asks RTV Dukagjini’s leaders to abolish these decisions so that the two dismissed employees return to their workplace as soon as possible.

At the same time, AJK requires the Labour Inspectorate to examine the cases in question within the shortest time possible.

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo will closely monitor these cases and will notify all domestic and international mechanisms about this action, which according to AJK is arbitrary and totally unacceptable.

Respectfully,

AJK Board


Association of Journalists of Kosovo , Pristina, 17/11/2018