The Assembly of the Police Union of Croatia, on the basis of Art. 19 of the Statute SPH, adopted in Trakoscan on 16th May 2016 the following
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
The Police Union of Croatia (Sindikat policije Hrvatske), hereinafter "SPH" or "the Union", is an independent, autonomous, voluntary interest and non-partisan association of employees in the Interior Ministry and other government bodies, founded on the principles of democratic representation and expression of the will of its members, organized into Main Branches.
This Statute establishes: the purpose of the Union, internal organization, name, address, area of activity, the symbol of Union, the Union bodies, the manner of election and recall of these bodies, the powers of the Union bodies, the process of membership and termination of membership, the manner of determining the amount of the membership fee, the method of adopting and amending the Articles of the Statute, of the rule book and of other general acts, and the manner of acquisition of assets, disposal of assets and control over them, and the dissolution of the Union.
The Union is a legal entity, independent of the employer and its associations.
The Union consists of all its organizational forms established in this Statute.
The Union fights for the interests of its membership with all means not prohibited by the Constitution and laws.
The Union represents members, negotiates on behalf of the membership, protects their interests and and organizes and leads strikes.
The Union co-operates, on the principles of trade union solidarity, with democratic trade union organizations of the same or related interests both at home and abroad, and may join in such associations.
SPH operates on the principles of:
• protection and promotion of socio-economic rights of its members,
• representation and expression of its members volition and the responsibility of officials and bodies of the Union,
• voluntary accession to and withdrawal from the Union,
• independence from the employer, political parties and religious communities,
• autonomy in managing its internal organization, programme, appointment and dismissal of officials and bodies of the Union,
• public work,
• employee and union solidarity,
• respect of the basic human and trade union rights and freedoms.
II. NAME, SEAT, AREA OF ACTIVITY
The name of the Union is: SINDIKAT POLICIJE HRVATSKE (POLICE UNION OF CROATIA).
The abbreviation of the Union is: SPH
The headquarters of the Union are in Zagreb, Bužanova street No 4.
The Union has a round seal with a diameter of 30 mm, which contains the full name of the Union printed in a semicircle: in its upper half the words SINDIKAT POLICIJE, in the lower half HRVATSKE, and in the middle its abbreviation SPH or the Union's emblem.
SPH has its emblem and symbol.
SPH Assembly can decide on changing of name and headquarters on the proposal of the Presidency of the Union.
SPH has an emblem shaped like that of the Republic of Croatia with a crown and a field of red and white squares on the left, and a white band with the words SINDIKAT POLICIJE HRVATSKE stretching from bottom left to top right. The lower right part of the emblem is blue with the yellow and white image of a police badge with the inscription "MUP" (Ministry of Interior).
SPH has the form of a blue shield with a round braid-like ornamental motif typical of Croatia in the middle and upper case lettering "SPH" over it from the upper left corner to the lower right corner. The ornamental motif, the letters and borders can be in silver and gold. The symbol represents SPH and can be used on all occasions except on official seals and stamps, and is equated with the emblem as a sign.
The membership ID card has the emblem or sign on the left, and on the right there is a red, white and blue inscription, SINDIKAT POLICIJE HRVATSKE, with the English translation of the name, POLICE UNION OF CROATIA, below it.
SPH flag is light or dark blue with the emblem or symbol of the Union in the middle.
SPH operates on Croatian territory.
SPH is represented by the President of the Union or, when he is unable to do so, the Vice President or the person authorized by him.
The work of the SPH is public.
The membership and the general public are regularly informed of the Union's work by the President, the Chief Commissioner or in any other appropriate manner.
III. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The purpose and objectives of the SPH:
• negotiating a collective work agreement on behalf and for the account of its members,
• improving the general labour and social rights of the members,
• protection of material and social interests of members,
• protection of labour rights (individual and collective), especially with regard to wages, occupational safety, health and social care,
• representation and providing legal assistance to members,
• training the Commissioner and representatives of trade unions,
• preservation of acquired social rights, in achieving the objectives, and to promote the interests of its members, SPH assumes the position of a social partners and will encourage the conclusion and implementation of a collective contract with insistence on compliance with it by the employer and, if need be, organize protests and/or strikes.
A SPH member can be any employee of the Interior Ministry, employee of a union and other state and public bodies in the Republic of Croatia who voluntarily joins the SPH by signing the application form fulfils his or her membership obligations.
Membership in SPH becomes suspended for the period of time in which a member begins to perform a business function or otherwise gains employment law- or bargaining powers in the name of the employer.
After retirement SPH member can retain membership SPH under the conditions set out by the Main branch or by Union decision.
A member who also belongs to another union that operates at the Interior Ministry or other state body in which SPH has its branches cannot be elected for any of the duties in the Union or perform it.
Upon joining the SPH a member is issued a membership card that he shall return upon the termination of membership.
Membership can be terminated due to:
• voluntary resignation from SPH with the prior settlement of all member obligations,
• unjustified non-payment of membership fee for three months,
• expulsion from SPH due to non-compliance with the Statutes, rulebook and decisions of SPH,
• expulsion from SPH on account of tarnishing the reputation of the Union or otherwise doing damage to Union.
During the period of non-payment of the fee, membership in the SPH is suspended, as well as the rights and obligations of Article 12 of this Statute.
Decisions on warnings, last warnings before exclusion and exclusions from membership themselves are made by the Presidency of the Union on the basis of a written and justified recommendation of the President of SPH for Presidency members, and for members of the Main Branch on the basis of a written and justified recommendation of the Chief Commissioner if a member acts contrary to the Statute, decisions or interests of the SPH or when he or she undermines the reputation of or causes damage to the Union.
Members have the right to object to any decision referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article and complain to the Statutory Commission within 15 days of receipt of the decision.
The Statutory Commission is obliged to respond to the complaint within 30 days.
The decision of the Statutory Commission is final.
A member of the SPH has the right to:
1. representation and participation in the negotiation process in determining pay, working conditions, occupational safety and other elements stipulated by the collective agreement or other legal act,
2. free legal assistance and representation in matters concerning his work status or employment law matters,
3. financial assistance in accordance with the Rulebook on financing and financial operations or through the decision of the Main branch,
4. favourable treatment in the procurement and payment of goods and services,
5. membership in and loans from the Mutual Assistance Fund established by SPH or Main Branch,
6. the professional development and training organized by SPH,
8. to elect and to be elected to the bodies of SPH,
9. other rights arising from the activities of SPH.
A member of SPH acquires rights referred to in paragraph 1, item 2, 3 and 8 of this Article after three paid membership fees; exceptionally, a member who previously quit the Union and subsequently re-joined acquires the rights referred to in paragraph 1, item 2 i 3 of this Article after six paid fees. The period during which the member shall exercise the rights referred to in paragraph 1. The deadline in which a member acquires the rights from item 4, 5 and 6 may be determined by the Union or the Main Branch in their decisions.
A retired member may retain his or her status in the bodies of SPH, at the level of the Union and of the Main Branch, provided that he/she regularly pays the membership fee in accordance with the Decision of the Presidency of the SPH.
By joining SPH a member assumes the following obligations:
• compliance with Statute, Rulebook and decisions of the bodies SPH, and acting in accordance with the trade union programme,
• regular payment of the membership fee,
• in case of exercising the right in Art. 12, p. 1 items 2 and 6, payment of at least six monthly fees after the exercise of these rights, even in the event of termination of membership in SPH,
• in case of exercising the right in Art. 12, p. 1, items 3, 4 and 5, payment of at least three monthly membership fees after the exercise of these rights, even in the event of termination of membership in SPH,
• protecting the interests of SPH,
• other duties arising from the activities and decision SPH.
Deserving individuals who have contributed to the work and reputation of the SPH can be issued honorary member or donor cards, but they don't enjoy the rights arising from the Statute of SPH and adopted rulebooks.
The decision of awarding honorary donor or member cards is made by the President.
The President may make a decision upon written proposal from the Commissioner.
V. BODIES AND ORGANIZATION
SPH is composed of members organized in the Main branch.
The Presidency of the Union coordinates the work of all Main branches, and represents the interests and rights of members before the employer.
SPH can, in order to better represent its membership, join professional and trade union associations in the country and abroad.
The decision to join an association of a higher level or to withdraw from it is made by the Presidency.
The Presidency may decide to set up a higher-level associations.
SPH works through the following bodies:
• The Assembly
• The Presidency
• Executive Presidency
• Statutory Commission
• Supervisory Committee
• Committees or Commissions
• The President
• General Secretary
ASSEMBLY OF THE UNION
The supreme body of the Union is the Assembly.
The Assembly convenes at least once every 5 years.
The Assembly is convened by the Presidency, which proposes the agenda and prepares working materials.
SPH bodies elected in the Assembly have a mandate of five years.
Assembly is chaired by the Working Committee led by the President of SPH, and is made up of the Union President, Chief Commissioners and delegates. The Main branch of the Assembly is represented by the General Commissioner, and for each new two hundred members, a Main branch is entitled to one delegate.
The tasks of the Assembly are:
• adoption of the Statute;
• adopting the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly and its bodies;
• adoption of the report on the work of the President, the Statutory Commission and Supervisory Committee;
• voting for the election or removal of the President and members of the Statutory Commission and Supervisory Committee of the Union.
The highest SPH body in between two Assembly's is the Presidency, which consists of the President of the Union, Deputy President, Vice Presidents, General Secretary, Chief Commissioners or their deputies.
The Presidency represents the union in front of third parties and is liable for its duties with the funds and assets of the Union.
It meets as needed, at least once in two months.
Presidency is assembled by the President of the Union or the person authorized by him.
The work of the Presidency is headed by the President of the Union or the person authorized by him.
The tasks of the Presidency are:
• to choose of the negotiating team for collective contract negotiations and negotiations with the Government and relevant ministries;
• to coordinate the work and help the Main branches in their work;
• to adopt financial regulations and the Financial Plan, as well as the annual financial statement of the Union;
• to ensure the most favourable conditions for the negotiation and partnership role during negotiations for the Collective agreement, as well as in other negotiations, dialogues and debates on all issues important to the employees, Union members and the Union;
• to discuss and adopt the final text of the draft of the Collective Agreement;
• to give or revoke consent to the Commissioner of a branch the right to protection according to the Employment Act, the Civil Servants Act and the Collective Agreement, upon written request of the Chief Commissioner;
• to take necessary action to improve working conditions, health and safety and working and living environment;
• to make the decision when to convene the Assembly of a Main Branch in emergency situations;
• to make the decision about which General Commissioner full-time work only for the Union;
• to adopt the proposal of the Statute and its amendments;
• at the proposal of the Statutory Commission, to adopt amendments and addendums to the Statues of SPH to comply with laws and regulations;
• at the proposal of the Statutory Commission, to adopt the consolidated text of the Statute of SPH;
• to indentify the general and specific objectives of the Union;
• to appoint representatives of the Union in other organizations;
• to work on the establishment and organization of a company that will best suit the interests of employees;
• to improve the organization of the Union by making decision, guidelines and recommendations;
• to organize and participate in organizing training for the General Commissioner;
• to secure information flow in the Union;
• to adopt an operational program and ensure performance of all activities for the needs of the Assembly, Statutory Commission, the Supervisory Committee and the bodies it establishes;
• at the proposal of the President of the Union, to elect the Secretary General, Vice-President of the Union and members of the Committees or commissions;
• at the proposal of the President of the Union, to decide on discharges of members of SPH Presidency;
• at the proposal of Chief Commissioner, to cancel decisions of branches that are contrary to the decisions of the Presidency, the Executive Presidency, the President of the Union, the Main branch and the General Commissioner;
• when a member holding a position in a Union body at state-level elected by the Assembly gives his or her resignation and is dismissed from duty or excluded from the Union, to appoint acting members up until their election at the first election assembly;
• to adopt the rules of procedure for its work;
• to decide on motions, proposals, requests and complaints;
• and make other decisions, in accordance with the law and Statute.
Presidency is responsible to the Assembly and the membership.
The Executive Presidency is an operative body that deals with all issues for which the Presidency is responsible, and is made up of the President of the Union, Deputy, Vice-Presidents and Secretary General.
The Executive Presidency is called together by the President of the Union or the person authorized by him.
The tasks of the Executive Presidency are:
• to take care of implementation of decisions of the Assembly, the Presidency, the Supervisory Committee and the Statutory Commission,
• to make urgent decisions, which it reports to the Presidency at the next meeting,
• to provide guidance to the SPH,
• to take care of informative, organizational and other activities in the Union and relations with the employer and the public.
The Executive Presidency will meet as needed.
The Executive Presidency adopts the rules of procedure for its own work, and is responsible for its work to the Presidency of the Union.
Presidents of the Statutory Commission and Supervisory Committee of the Union may attend meetings, but without voting rights.
The work of the Executive Presidency is chaired by President of the Union or the person authorized by him.
The tasks of the Statutory Commission are:
• monitoring of the actualization and implementation of the provisions of this Statute;
• providing interpretation of the provisions of this Statute, and the preparation of its amendments;
• assessing the compatibility of the provisions of other acts of the Union and bodies of the Union with the provisions of this Statute;
• discussing initiatives and justifications of requests of the body and members of the Union to amend the Articles of the Statute;
• making proposals to harmonize the Statute with applicable regulations;
• preparing amendments to the Statute of SPH in order to comply with laws and regulations adopted by the Presidency of SPH;
• preparating the consolidated text of the Statute to be adopted by the Presidency of the SPH;
• deciding on appeals against decisions on expulsion from the Union;
• in order to monitor the implementation of this Statute, a member of the Statutory Commission must attend assemblies of the Main branches
• acting as an advisory body to the Main branches, in the preparation and implementation of the Assembly, Statutory Commission is called together by the President of the Statutory Commission, if necessary, on the basis of the submitted work materials.
Statutory Commission consists of three members, elected by the Assembly from the ranks of Chief Commissioners, who cannot be members of the Supervisory Committee.
Members of the Statutory Commission elect the President of the Statutory Commission amongst themselves at their inaugural session.
The Supervisory Committee performs supervision over financial operations and disposal of trade union assets, SPH and Main Branches and reports on the findings to the Assembly, the Presidency and the Commission of the Main branches over which it supervises.
The Supervisory Committee shall be convened by Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, or at the request of the President of the WFP.
The Supervisory Committee consists of three members elected by the Assembly among the Chief Commissioners, who may not be members of the Statutory Commission.
Members of the Supervisory Committee, at the inaugural session, shall elect the President of the Supervisory Committee, and shall meet in principle once a year or as needed.
The Supervisory Committee shall annually conduct supervision over the financial operations of the SPH and the Main Branches.
Main Branches may have their supervisory Committees.
For their work the Supervisory Committee is responsible to the Presidency and the Assembly.
COMMITTEES OR COMISSIONS
Committees or commissions are composed of at least three members appointed by the Presidency and shall be established according to the needs of the SPH.
Members of a committee or commission shall elect the President of the Committee at the inaugural session, they shall meet as needed, and shall be responsible to the Presidency and the President of the Union.
Committees or commissions shall be convened by the President of the Committee or Commission.
The President is elected by the Assembly amongst the Chief Commissioners.
Union President performs the following tasks:
• represents SPH to third parties;
• represents SPH in public relations;
• directs and manages the Office of SPH and employed persons;
• represents SPH in legal and financial transactions;
• submits to the Presidency a report on the work of the SPH and a financial report once a year or at the request of the Presidency;
• makes and signs the collective agreement;
• cooperates with the bodies of other organizations;
• takes care of decisions of the Presidency and other bodies of SPH;
• ensures technical and other kinds of assistance to the Chief Commissioners and the Commission;
• manages funds and assets of the SPH based on the adopted financial plan;
• at the proposal of the Presidency, convenes the Assembly of the Main Branch, in cases relating to Article 20, paragraph 6, item 20 of this Statute;
• makes urgent decisions of which he informs the SPH at the next meeting of the Presidency;
• performs other tasks he is entrusted with by the bodies of the SPH.
For his work President of the union is responsible to the Assembly and the Presidency of the SPH.
In the absence or incapacity of the President of the Union, the Vice President or the person authorized by him shall replace him.
Deputy President is elected by the Assembly FBO, from the ranks of the Presidency, at the proposal of at least 1/3 of Main Branches.
Deputy President substitutes for Union president in case of his inability, and performs other duties as assigned to him by the President or the Presidency of the Union of Trade Unions.
For his work Deputy President is responsible to the SPH Assembly, the Presidency and the President of the Union.
Vice Presidents are elected by the Presidency of the SPH among its members, at the proposal of the President of the Union, a maximum of four Vice Presidents.
Vice Presidents participate in the work of the Presidency of the SPH and Executive Presidency, perform the functions pertaining to their department, which is determined by their SPH Presidency and the President of the Union.
For his work, Vice President is responsible to SPH Presidency and the President of the Union.
SECRETARY GENERAL OF TRADE UNION
Secretary General of SPH is chosen by the Presidency SPH at the proposal of the President of the Union.
The Secretary General of SPH assists the President of the Union in his or her work and carries out technical and other tasks serving the needs of SPH.
For his work the Secretary-General is responsible to the Presidency of SPH and SPH President.
The Secretary General of SPH prepares working documents for meetings of the Presidency and the Executive Presidency and assists the work of other bodies of the Union.
The position Secretary General SPH can be filled by a professional according to the Decision of the Presidency of the SPH.
The Main Branch is a form of trade union organization made up of members, and can be organized within the Interior Ministry.
The Main Branches can be established at the level of police administrations, Interior Ministry Headquarters and The City of Zagreb.
A new Main Branch cannot be established at the level of either a police administration, Interior Ministry Headquarters and the City of Zagreb if there is already an established Main Branch that operating there in accordance with the provisions of this Statute.
A Main Branch consists of Union Branches in the area of its authority.
The Main Branch is independent in its work, has its own bank account, and operates in accordance with the provisions of this Statute.
The Main Branch has its seal with the name of the Main Branch, in accordance with Art. 5 of this Statute.
To establish a Main Branch ten union members are needed, who make the decision to establishment it, and whose decision the Union Presidency must accept.
The Main Branch bodies are:
• The Main Branch Assembly
• The Commission,
• The Executive Committee,
• Committees or Commissions,
• The Commissioner,
ASSEMBLY OF A MAIN BRANCH
The highest body of the Main Branch is the Assembly.
The Assembly of the Main Branch is in session at least once every five years.
The Assembly is convened by the Commission, which proposes the agenda and prepares working materials.
Assembly is chaired by the Working Committee headed by the Chief Commissioner, consisting of Chief Commissioner, Branch Commissioners and delegates.
A branch in represented in the Assembly's Main by the Commissioner, one delegate on each 50 new members of a Branch.
The tasks of the Assembly are:
• to adopt the Report on operations of the General Commissioner;
• to adopt the Report of the Supervisory Committee of the Union on the supervision performed in the Main Branch;
• to vote for the election or dismissal of the Chief Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner and the Supervisory Committee of the Main Branch;
• to give out of "thank you" diplomas, plaques, etc.
The highest body of the Main branches between two sessions of the Assembly's Committee which is comprised of the Chief Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioners or their deputies.
It meets when necessary, convened by Chief Commissioner and President of the SPH.
The commission operations are headed by Chief Commissioner.
The tasks of the Commission are:
• adopting the Rules of Procedure of the Main Branc and its bodies;
• coordinating work and operative assistance to branches;
• adopting the rulebook on financial business and financial plan, and deciding on the acceptance of the financial report of the Chief Commissioner;
• electing members to the Executive Committee, at the proposal of the Chief Commissioner;
• at the proposal of the Commissioner, when a Union body member resigns or is excluded from the Union by the decision of the Presidency, appointing acting members of the union at the Main Branch to substitute for them until the next election assembly;
• taking necessary action to improve working conditions, health and safety at work and working and living environment;
• working on establishing and organizing offices of the Union company, if one is established by the Union, which will suit the interests of the membership best and taking into consideration the characteristics of space and needs;
• improving organization of the Main Branch by making decisions, guidelines and recommendations;
• organizing and participating in the organization of trainings for the Commissioner;
• providing information in the Main Branch;
• adopting a program of work and ensuring performance of all activities for the needs of the Assembly and bodies established;
• at the proposal of the Commissioner, cancelling those decisions made by the Branch which are contrary to the decisions of the Presidency, the Executive Presidency, the President of SPH, the Chief Commissioner and the Commission;
• considering and making decision on requests, proposals, requests and complaints;
• verifying Decisions of the Branches.
The Commission is responsible for its work to the Assembly of the Main Branch.
The Executive Committee is an operational body acting on all issues for which the committee in charge, consisting of Chief Commissioner, Deputy and 1-3 members appointed by the Commission at the proposal of the Chief Commissioner.
The Executive Committee shall be convened by Chief Commissioner.
The tasks of the Executive Committee are:
• preparation of materials for the sessions of the Main Branch,
• implementation of the decisions of the Assembly and the Commission,
• taking care of informative, organizational and other activities in the Main Branch and the relations with the employer and the public,
The Executive Committee shall meet as needed, and is chaired by the Chief Commissioner.
The Executive Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure, and for its work it answers to the Main Branch's Assembly and to the Commission.
CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF BRANCH
The Commissioner is the person who represents the Committee and the Main branch.
Chief Commissioner is elected by the Assembly amongst the Commissioners.
The Commissioner shall act independently and represent and protect the interests of his or her membership.
The duties of the Commissioner are:
• organization, implementation and supervision of all trade union activities in the Main Branch,
• implementation of the decisions of the Assembly of the Union and the executive bodies of the Union,
• operating the Office of the Main Branch and employed personnel,
• organization and conduct cooperation with other Main Branches and affiliates,
• participation in the actualization of rights of Union members,
• proposal of a financial plan to the Commission of the Main Branch, once a year or at the request of the Commission,
• emergency decisions important for the operation of the Main Branch,
• based on the adopted financial plan, managing funds and asset of the Main Branch.
The decision on the number of working hours of the Chief Commissioner, for the work in the Union, is made by the Presidency of the Union.
For his work The Commissioner is responsible to the Main Branch Assembly, the Presidency of the Union and the Main Branch Commission.
The Commissioner cannot be an active member of a political party.
In the absence or incapacity of the Commissioner, he or she is to be replaced by a deputy or an authorized person.
DEPUTY CHIEF COMMISSIONER
Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Commission is elected by the Main Branch at the proposal of the Chief Commissioner.
Deputy Commissioner substitutes for the General Commissioner in his absence and carries out other activities entrusted to him or her by the Chief Commissioner or the Main Branch Commission.
The Deputy Commissioner is responsible to the Assembly, the Main Branch Commission and the Chief Commissioner.
COMMITTEES OR COMMISSIONS OF THE MAIN BRANCH
Committees or commissions of the Main Branch consist of three members appointed by the Commission, and shall be established according to the operative needs of the Main Branch.
Members of the Committee or Commission of the Main Branch at the inaugural session elect the President of the Committee, and shall meet once every three months or as needed.
They are responsible to the Chief Commissioner, Commission and Main Branch Assembly.
A branch is the basic organizational unit of SPH that may be established, at the level of police precincts and other organizational units in state bodies, and which have at least 5 members of the Union.
Branch Assemblies shall be convened by the Commissioner with the approval of the Chief Commissioner, and if the Branch does not have one, the Chief Commissioner him/herself.
All decisions of the Branch are passed by a majority vote of all members.
Commissioners are appointed and recalled by the Chief Commissioner of the Branch.
Commissioners protect labour and social rights of the members of his or her Branch and represents the Branch in the Main Branch Commission.
Branch Commissioners may not be members of another union other than SPH.
VI. THE ELECTION PROCEDURE, REVOCATIONS AND DECISION-MAKING
The elections for President, Vice President, Statutory Commission, the Supervisory Committee and Chief Commissioner are confidential, but the nominations must be submitted to the Election Commission, elected by the Presidency of the Union, at least 15 days before the election.
At the proposal of the President, the Assembly of the Union or of the Commissioner, the Main Branch Assembly may decide that the election of Union officials referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article may be made by public vote.
With the nomination, each candidate must submit the signatures of at least 5 major commissioners, if a candidate for office in SPH, and 1/3 of signatures of the Commissioners, if they run for positions in the Main Branches, who have to support his or her candidacy.
The candidate for President of SPH or his Deputy, in order to have a legitimate candidacy, must have a list with at least 1/3 of signatures by General Commissioners.
Candidates for the bodies of the SPH and the Main Branches may not be members of other unions except SPH.
Chief Commissioners and Commissioners may support only one candidate with their signature if the position for which a candidate is competing is to be filled by only one member, and if more than one position is to be filled, then it can support up to two candidates.
The elections are valid if attended by 2/3 of the members of the electorate, and the candidate who receives the absolute majority of the members of the electorate present.
If in the first round no candidate receives the required majority of votes, a second round of elections is held.
Two candidates with the largest number of votes in the first round go to the second round of elections and the one who receives more votes is elected.
In case selected several candidates are elected, the two candidates with the most number of votes are elected.
All the bodies of the Union shall be elected for five years with no limit on the number of mandates.
President SPH is the candidate who gains the absolute majority vote of the members of the electorate who are present.
Statute of the Union is adopted by the Union Assembly and accepted if it is supported by an absolute majority of those present at the Assembly.
The residency of SPH can make valid Decisions if the absolute majority of members of the Presidency are present at the session.
Decisions are made by majority vote of those present.
The body in the SPH and the Main Branches can validly decide if the majority of the total number of its members are present.
All decisions are taken by open ballot, by a majority vote of the present members of the body.
Revocation of bodies and officials in SPH and Main Branches is carried out in the way they are elected.
The proposal of revocation has to be made by the same body that proposes its member to be revoked.
A member of a body of the Union and an official may resign, and he needs to state the reasons in writing.
VII. MATERIAL AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY
The main source of income are membership fees.
The Union may accept donations and sponsorships which do not damage the reputation of Union.
By joining the membership, a member assumes the responsibility to pay the full membership fee.
Membership fee is taken monthly from the salary and retirees make an annual payment, in accordance with the decision of the Union.
The membership fee amount and the percentage of the funds paid by the Main branch to the account of the SPH are determined by the Rulebook on material and financial transactions, which is adopted by the Presidency SPH.
The membership fees can only be used for trade union activities.
SPH disposes of its assets through a bank account, according to the Rulebook on material and financial transactions, according to Union Decisions and according to the laws and regulations of the Republic of Croatia.
VIII. CONDITIONS AND METHOD OF TERMINATION OF THE UNION
SPH may cease to exist solely in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Act or by a decision of the Assembly of SPH, in which case it shall immediately make a decision on its assets.
IX. TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
On the effective date, the amendment of the Statute, all former Branches established within the police administrations, the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Ministry of Interior Headquarters are renamed into "Main Branches" and retain all previous rights and obligations.
All current Branch Commissioners and Deputies in police administrations, the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Ministry of Interior Headquarters are renamed "General Commissioner" and "Deputy Commissioner" and retain all previous rights and privileges.
All previous Supervisory Committees at the level of Main Branches of police administrations, the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Ministry of Interior Headquarters may continue to operate as before, and their supervision, as well as the work of the Main Branches, shall be performed by the Supervisory Committee of the Union, in accordance with Art. 23, paragraph 1 of this Statute.
All previous Branches at the level of organizational units within the police administrations, the City of Zagreb and the Croatian Ministry of Interior Headquarters retain all previous rights and powers in accordance with the rights and privileges of the statute in effect, that of 13th December 2003, and acquire the corresponding rights and obligations under this Statute.
All previous functions retain all their existing rights and obligations, which are consistent with the rights and obligations under the statute in effect, and acquire the respective rights and obligations under this Statute.
All the bodies referred to in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this Article shall retain all rights and obligations under the statute in effect which are not in collision with the provisions of this Statute, and retain them until the expiry of the period for which they were elected or until their election under the provisions of this Statute.
Statutory Commission of the Union is responsible for the interpretation of the provisions of this Statute.
This Statute shall enter into force upon its adoption by the Assembly of SPH.
In Trakoscan, 16th May 2016
President of the SPH