New wage system criticised

After lengthy negotiations a new salary system was introduced across the public sector this year. One of the aims of the reform was to establish a fairer and clearer salary structure for public sector workers, recognising that some groups were particularly worse off. The agreement included provisions to make some of the bigger wage adjustments over a longer period – up to 2011. However, the new system has been subject to criticism by several different groups of workers and is now the subject of a constitutional court case taken by a trade union representing child care, education and research workers. [Read more at > Slovenia Times (EN)->] [And more again at ST (EN)->]

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