Slovenia - Public sector workers on strike, new negotiator called in - February 28, 2018

Several groups of public sector workers went on strike in February. Police workers walked-out on Monday 12 February demanding a wage increase of around 15 percent. The head of the Police Trade Union said that officers are undervalued and deserve more to reflect the hours they work. Health care workers other than doctors, and social care workers went on strike on 13 February demanding the government to stop austerity measures, rise their pay and increase staffing. On 14 February Slovenian schools closed as around 40.000 teachers went on strike. They demanded that their salaries be brought in line with other public workers. A few days later, the main negotiator in the governmental delegation resigned in an effort to ‘disburden’ the negotiating process and speed up negotiations.

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