Slovenia - Launch of work-to-rule Monday - September 27, 2010

On 27 September, tens of thousands of workers, including police, medical staff, journalists, customs officers and firefighters, launched an open-ended work-to-rule Monday in protest against government’s austerity measures. About 80,000 employees, representing 21 unions, took part in the protest, in particular in Ljubljana. Instead of demonstrating, they performed the legally required minimum of work. Public sector union leader Janez Posedi said the unions want Prime Minister Borut Pahor's centre-left cabinet to abandon plans to freeze public sector wages until 2012.

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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