(7 June 2018) Slovenia is currently facing a violation of trade union rights.
The case of Boštjan Račič, has come to the attention of EPSU, and we are calling on the Labour Minister, Mrs Anja Kopač Mrak, to deal with this matter swiftly and appropriately.
The General Secretary of the European federation of Public Service Unions, Jan Willem Goudriaan has sent a formal letter to Mrs Kopač Mrak in the hopes that this case will be resolved.
The case concerns a shopsteward who has been treated unfairly. Ms Račič, who inquired about the unfair selection of unqualified candidates for a position was given a warning with possibility of termination at the inspectorate where he worked. According to Slovenian trade unions, unqualified candidates are being chosen for positions which regards a wider issue concerning the violation of workers rights.
We strongly believe that trade union rights are the key to a democratic society. The violation of these rights is an attack on trade unions and an unlawful interference with the freedom of trade union movements.
We stand with, and support our Slovenian colleagues in their actions to defend the rights of trade unionists and workers, and we sincerely hope that this case will be dealt with appropriately and rapidly.