Slovenia - Demonstration for higher minimum wage - November 28, 2009

On Saturday 28 November, braving the rain a sea of people filled the main square in capital Ljubljana with two key demands : for lifting the national minimum wage from Euro 430 to Euro 600 per month, and for the government to withdraw its plans to increase the retirement age. Trade union representatives urged the government to heed the call for solidarity or face an even greater backlash. The government maintains a rise in the minimum wage would endanger the country's competitiveness and result in job cuts. Slovenia has been badly hit by the global financial crisis, with its economy expected to shrink by over 7% in 2009.



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