An EPSU delegation was warmly welcomed by the Slovenian Permanent Representative Janez Lenarčic and MEP Igor Soltes to celebrate Slovenian leadership in the campaign to have water recognised as a basic human right, on World Water Day, 22 March 2017.
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What does it take to make the union stronger ? Actively addressing workers’ issues, reputation and dedication of trade union shopstewards and union leadership and of course more members.
May. 04, 2016 (May 2016) Following strike action last month, the SDE Slovenije energy union, has secured an agreement from the government that any planned restructuring of the energy industry would be subject to social dialogue with the union. The union took industrial action in reaction to recent trends where the government had been taking unilateral decisions about the electricity sector while failing to fully honour agreements signed with the union. Read more at SDE (SL)
Mar. 31, 2016 The SDE energy union is planning to take strike action from 4 to 21 April in protest at the government taking unilateral decisions and failing to honour social dialogue outcomes. The union is also concerned about precarious conditions facing many in the industry.Read more at > EPSU (EN)->http://www.epsu.org/a/12128[And at > SDE (SI)
Feb. 29, 2016 The SDE energy union is warning of possible industrial action if the government doesn't engage in dialogue over the future of the electricity industry. The union is concerned that the government is narrowly focused on increasing the rate of return in the sector with a view to eventual privatisation. Meanwhile the sector is starved of investment and the government ignores the interests of both the workers in the sector and the needs of consumers.Read more at > ZSSS (SI)
Nov. 11, 2015 A pay deal for 2016 has been agreed between the government and the majority of public sector unions. The agreement stipulates that wages will return to the level of 2013, while the annual holiday allowance will increase. There will also be a partial relaxation of the freeze on promotions and a gradual suspension of the remaining austerity measures for the period 2017-2019 will be agreed in new talks set to begin early next year. For the unions accepting the deal it marks an end to austerity, however, not all unions are happy and some plan to challenge the agreement.Read more at > Slovenia Times (EN)
Oct. 18, 2013 The ETUC has written to Council and Commission presidents Van Rompuy and Barroso to protest over EU calls for a cut in the minimum wage. The current minimum wage is €599,73, lower than the at risk-of poverty threshold. ETUC general secretary Bernadette Ségol said: “What does the EU hope to achieve by bringing down minimum wages in Slovenia? This step would, inevitably, lead to an increase in the number of working poor in this country. These types of measures are unfair and ineffective and only increase the distance between the EU and its citizens; they do not restore growth; they do not increase employment; they increase downwards competition.”Read more at > ETUCAnd in French at > CES
Jan. 24, 2013 Workers across the public sector in Slovenia took strike action on 23 January in protest at government plans to cut jobs and reduce pay by 5%. This follows a pay cut of 3% in 2012. An estimated 100000 workers supported the strike while up to 15000 people joined a national demonstration in Ljubljana.Read more at > Reuters (EN)And at > Sky News (EN)
Apr. 19, 2012 On Wednesday 18 April workers across the public sector took part in the biggest strike for since the country’s independence. They were protesting against the government’s planned austerity measures that include a proposed 7.5%-10% cut in public sector pay from July. Read more at > STA news website (EN) And at > Ansamed news website (EN) And various stories at > labourstart
Oct. 21, 2011 The EIRO industrial relations observatory reports that public sector unions have reacted angrily to a proposed pay cut of 4%. The government had drawn up budget plans which would involve cuts to the wage bill but then a parliamentary committee submitted an amendment calling for the wage cut. The government’s plans include a ban on recruitment in the public sector until the end of 2012; not replacing recently retired workers; a cut in the 2011 public sector pay budget of 1% of the 2010 figure. However, they have also said that there shouldn’t be any outsourcing of public sector services apart from in universities and research institutes. Read more at > EIRO (EN)
Jul. 01, 2011 Not only did trade unions manage to secure a referendum on government plans for pension reform but their campaigning also contributed to a massive rejection of those plans. The government wanted to increase the retirement age and reduce the replacement rate (the level of pension in relation to salary at retirement) but over 70% voted against the proposals.Read more at > (pensions news website)
Oct. 08, 2010 The SDE energy sector union has been in lengthy negotiations with the government over restructuring of the electricity distribution sector. The union aims to protect employment and pay and conditions and is now planning a strike on 12 October in order to put pressure on the government. Read more at > SDE (SI)