Following the reconstruction of its war-devastated economy, the country from 2000 embarked on the road of economic transformation. This process included privatisation of state-owned enterprises and private sector development. Relations between labour and capital are very strained, which has slowed the development of industrial democracy. Trade union activities are focused on maintaining the achieved level of rights, since there is a strong pressure to reduce these rights. Employee involvement in improving working conditions and in enterprise decisions that affect their working conditions is limited. Workers assert their rights most often through strikes, which are very frequent.