Croatia -Cuts in salary announced -September 02, 2013

About 13,500 employees of the heavily indebted public company Zagreb Holding will face pay cuts and layoffs within the next year. The local government is preparing the restructuring of the Holding and putting some of its businesses on the market. This will be followed by drastic rationalisation of the number of the employees. Shortly before an extraordinary City Assembly session the mayor of the Croatian capital said either 20% of the 13,500 employees would be laid off or salaries would be slashed by 20%. He said the cuts would have to be negotiated with the unions, voicing confidence that an agreement with them was within reach.



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