Slovenia - Firefighters protest - October 31, 2017

The Firefighters' Trade Union staged a protest rally in front of the Government Palace on 5 October 2017 as part of the continuing pay rise dispute with the government which the union indicated could escalate into a strike. The workers demand fair pay, for fair work. Firefighters are classified under 31 different workplace designations. Beginner firefighters start in the 17th pay grade, which is virtually the minimum wage, while top-level commanders are classified in the 48th pay grade. The government came up with proposals that only led to improvements for some categories.

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