Slovenia -State rail cuts jobs and hires new staff -March 22, 2015

Slovenske železnice (SŽ) plans to cut 740 jobs by the end of the year and spend 20 million euros on severance payments.

The heavily-indebted national railway operator Slovenske železnice (SŽ) plans to cut 740 jobs by the end of the year and spend 20 million euros on severance payments. An agreement between the social partners rules that workers must receive severance payments equivalent to 12 months' pay. The company says it wants to streamline its operations, but at the same time it keeps hiring new employees.

English: http://www.rtvslo.si/news-in-english/state-railway-company-s-staffing-problems ...  

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