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The Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development published a report about economic trends... [more]

The Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development published a report about economic trends in Slovenia including wages. According to this analysis, wage growth is higher in 2019 due to wage rises in the government sector. In the first ten months, year on year wage growth was 4,3% compared to 3,4% in the same period of the last year.

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The National Assembly endorsed legislation that curtails pay rises in the public sector but also ... [more]

The National Assembly endorsed legislation that curtails pay rises in the public sector but also brings an unscheduled increase in pensions in December 2020, assuming GDP growth exceeds 2.5%. Despite opposition from pensioners' associations and several parties, the increase will be a flat €6.50 for all pensioners, rather than a percentage increase. If GDP growth is significantly higher (up to 3.5%), which is unlikely according to the latest forecasts, pensions would rise by €9.75.

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Postal workers went on strike recently, as the Trade Union of Postal Workers and the management o... [more]

Postal workers went on strike recently, as the Trade Union of Postal Workers and the management of the national postal company Pošta Slovenije have failed to find common ground on the workers’ demands, including higher wages. The union demands the number of employees to be increased by 300 so that Pošta Slovenije can meet its obligations and the workers can perform a normal number of hours.

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Slovenian trade unions urge employers to provide for decent work and reflect on the workers' cont... [more]

Slovenian trade unions urge employers to provide for decent work and reflect on the workers' contribution to economic growth and prosperity at the World Day for Decent Work. The ZSSS confederation of trade unions also highlights the increasingly blurred line between work and spare time, especially when digital technologies enable employers to reach workers at any time. The country's largest association of trade unions thus promotes a good work-life balance, repeating its demand for eight hours of work, eight hours of spare time and eight hours of rest.

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The union representing Adria Airways’ pilots has announced a series of strikes after it failed to... [more]

The union representing Adria Airways’ pilots has announced a series of strikes after it failed to reach an agreement over their new collective agreement with the company’s management. The existing collective agreement expired on 1 September. "As a union, given the current circumstances, we are left with no other option then to go on strike and make it clear to the management that we are no longer able to do our jobs under existing working conditions”, the union noted.. Pilots claim that rights within their existing contracts are regularly breached. Crew duty times have been significantly extended, while there have also been complaints of more out-of-base operations.

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The government promised to reform the pension and healthcare systems, two issues that were suppos... [more]

The government promised to reform the pension and healthcare systems, two issues that were supposed to dominate its social policy agenda. To ensure sufficient funds for pensions and long-term care, the state will have to improve youth participation in the labour market since the population is rapidly ageing, which has been driving growth in pension spending.

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Data (with attached pdfs) published by the Statistical Office reveal that, compared to earnings f... [more]

Data (with attached pdfs) published by the Statistical Office reveal that, compared to earnings for the first half of 2018, average monthly earnings for the first half of 2019 increased: gross earnings in nominal terms by 4.3% and in real terms by 2.8%, and net earnings in nominal terms by 3.6% and in real terms by 2.1%. However, in the month of June 2019 the wage development was uneven: compared to earnings for May 2019, average net earnings for June 2019 increased in the public sector by 0.3%, while in the private sector they decreased by 1.0%.

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Trade unions have dismissed claims by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry that the recent minimu... [more]

Trade unions have dismissed claims by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry that the recent minimum wage increase would have a profound negative impact on society and the economy. According to the unionists there is no data to back up claims by economists that higher minimum wage could cause job losses. As more and more signs arise that employer organisations want to prevent planned increases in the minimum wage that will come into effect in 2020 unions have announced they will fight with all available means what they believe are concealed attempts to change the law on minimum wage.

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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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