The countdown continues: On Wednesday, September 30, Dubrovnik caterers will close the bars for 60 minutes in the "3 to 12" action, but they will also call for free coffee the next day.
Following the actions "5 to 12" organized by the Association of Caterers of Kvarner and Istria, and "4 to 12" organized by the Association of Caterers Split and colleagues from all over Dalmatia, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik together with caterers from the area joins the action "3 to 12".
Caterers: If there are no us, there will be no jobs
Numerous companies such as travel agencies, agencies for organizing "events", carriers, shipping companies, laundries, traders, small renters and of course our fellow caterers, without serious proactive measures will not wait until the beginning of next season, they point out. Dubrovnik Restaurant Association and add that the government's measures to preserve jobs have really helped their employees, but now employers also need help to keep those jobs safe until next season.
"If there are no us, there will be no jobs. We do not ask the Government to give us money or give us anything to the detriment of other taxpayers. We just want to be taken less in the name of taxes in the coming years and to be provided with credit lines that we would of course return through business in the coming, hopefully better years. The widely announced credit lines through Hamag Bicra and HBOR have remained empty letter on paper, and commercial banks do not grant loans to vulnerable companies and crafts in their arrangements”Point out the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik.
Because of all this, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik, together with colleagues from the surrounding area, decided to take action. "3 to 12 ”and on Wednesday 30.09. from 11.57 to 12.57 suspend serving your guests to draw attention to the seriousness of the situation.
- For the first time, we have decided to activate, unite and ask the Government for concrete measures to save the economy of our city and the whole of Croatia., emphasize from the Association of Dubrovnik caterers.
The measures required by caterers are:
1. Suspension of VAT collection until 1.3.2021.
2. Permanent reduced rate of 10% on all food according to the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy from 2013 (according to the law on food - food, coffee, beer, juices, water and wine)
3. Access to liquidity lines (HAMAG)
4. Access to investment credit lines (HBOR)
5. State guarantees for loans with commercial banks, following the example of other European countries
Survey: 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating employee contracts
A survey based on almost 500 caterers from all over Croatia found that almost 60% of caterers recorded a decline in business of more than 50%, and almost 40% face the fact that in these conditions will not survive until next season. On the other hand, as many as 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating contracts with employees.
World coffee day with free coffee
As a continuation of the action, the next day 01.10. on World Coffee Day, the locals participating in the action will serve coffee to their guests free of charge in the same time period from 11.57 to 12.57.
Photo: Kod Kapetana Hvar / Source: Udruženje ugostitelja Split