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The chamber of commerce wants pay to be more performance based and recently proposed to link wage... [more]

The chamber of commerce wants pay to be more performance based and recently proposed to link wage growth to productivity. With the proposal average gross wages would increase by nearly a quarter in 2025. The country’s biggest trade union ZZP is optimistic about the plans but other trade unions have some reservations.

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A planned strike of Postal workers at Pošta Slovenije has been cancelled when the two trade union... [more]

A planned strike of Postal workers at Pošta Slovenije has been cancelled when the two trade unions representing Pošta Slovenije workers and the management of the national postal company have managed to reach a deal on the employees' strike demands. Part of the new deal is an agreement on the payment of overtime, which, due to the personnel shortage, was one of the more urgent requirements of both trade unions. To tackle the work load that is caused by the personnel shortages management promised to increase the number of employees.

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According to a bulletin publishes by the central bank, the productivity growth of the country is ... [more]

According to a bulletin publishes by the central bank, the productivity growth of the country is under pressure because many medium and high skilled workers continue to leave the country in order to find employment elsewhere. The country’s economy is therefore increasingly depending on migrant workers. The foreign worker population is, however, less educated than the domestic population. Experts warn that if this brain drain will continue the country’s productivity growth could become too low to keep up with most developed countries.

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After a year of negotiations with employers for a new collective bargaining agreement, the unions... [more]

After a year of negotiations with employers for a new collective bargaining agreement, the unions representing bus drivers have found themselves in a deadlock. The agreement, which defines hourly rates below the minimum wage and allows bus drivers to be on the job for as much as 360 hours a month is unacceptable to the drivers. In response, they have announced plans to increase union pressure tactics, while not ruling out a halt of all public transportation. It remains unclear what the bus drivers are going to do now negotiations are deadlocked.

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Trade unions organised a protest to demand higher wages in the private sector and urge employers ... [more]

Trade unions organised a protest to demand higher wages in the private sector and urge employers to take part in social dialog. The protesters demanded higher wages in the private sector and the readiness of employers to take part in social dialog before the signing of collective bargaining agreements. The protest came in response to the employer organisation’s threatening to withdraw from social dialogue if proposed changes that will increase the minimum wage go through. At the protest that was held in front of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, unions warned employers that if they withdraw from collective bargaining agreements workers will go on strike.

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After weeks of negotiations and strike actions, government and three public sector trade unions c... [more]

After weeks of negotiations and strike actions, government and three public sector trade unions came to an agreement on wage increases that are said to be worth more than 300 million euro. The agreement was made with SVIZ union of teachers and two unions representing health care employees. Meanwhile nearly 20 public sector unions are still negotiating with the government and planning a strike and protest alongside unions from the private sector for 5 December 2018. The police are also amongst the workers that are still negotiating with government and intensifying their industrial actions.

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The public sector trade unions no longer negotiate with the government in joint talks but will in... [more]

The public sector trade unions no longer negotiate with the government in joint talks but will instead go on to discuss their demands in separate meetings. On 5 November this approach will be applied for the first time. The government is willing to go along with this wish and said that every trade union group has the right to separate talks. However, quite probably the government will come up with topics common to all unions at the same table. While the specific demands of unions depend on the workers they represent, all are also fighting for better pay.

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Negotiations for a collective agreement in the chemical sector ended without a result due to the ... [more]

Negotiations for a collective agreement in the chemical sector ended without a result due to the refusal of a foreign-owned company to accept a compromise. Trade union of chemical, non-metal and rubber industries KNG announced that five-year talks on the renewal of the collective agreement failed, mainly because of a Ljubljana-based foreign-owned pharmaceutical company. KNG said that the talks had fallen through due to disagreement on two issues - the norms and pay brackets. Moreover, the union had signals that the main employers were willing to accept the proposed solutions.

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The government's macroeconomic forecaster, IMAD, presented a study on pay differentials between t... [more]

The government's macroeconomic forecaster, IMAD, presented a study on pay differentials between the public and the private sector during a wage conference. Public sector wages are roughly a quarter above private sector wages on average, which is no surprise given that about 60% of public sector employees have higher education versus 35% in the private sector. However, the authors see significant differences in terms of education: while those with higher education are paid 5-15% less than in the private sector, those with lower education are paid up to 20% more in the public sector.

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The workers of SOVA, the Intelligence and Safety Agency, started nine months ago with a strike in... [more]

The workers of SOVA, the Intelligence and Safety Agency, started nine months ago with a strike in a fight for a re-assessment of positions and more staff. Observers have noted that inside the management nobody has paid attention to the conflict or dealt with the demands. The government has dismissed the acting director.

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