Slovenia -Employers roar in minimum wage row -September 14, 2015

Employers’ organisations have announced their fierce opposition to a trade union proposal to redefine the minimum wage, reported in last month’s newsletter. Under the proposal, which has gained the support of the Parliament’s coalition parties, all bonuses would be excluded from the minimum wage. This would mean that bonuses such as premium pay rates for inconvenient working hours would have to be paid on top of the minimum wage, rather than contributing to it, which would imply a de fact pay hike. Employers are opposed to the plan and object to its being tabled as a motion to Parliament through a popular petition, thus evading the traditional road of social dialogue.


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