Unions say govt expelled them from ESS with ignorance of social dialogue

Ljubljana – Trade union confederations said they had decided to leave the Economic and Social Council (ESS), the country’s industrial relations forum, because the government had practically abolished social dialogue and thus deprived them of the seats at the negotiating table. They warned the government’s action was leading to a conflict.

On Labour Day, unions critical of govt’s attitude to social dialogue

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor hosted a Labour Day reception on Saturday at which the head of the ZSSS trade union association Lidija Jerkič said the holiday should be an opportunity to reflect on workers’ rights, and assessed that the government was ignoring social dialogue with trade unions. Many officials also marked the holiday with their messages.

Labour Day messages call for job security and safety at work

Ljubljana – The International Workers’ Day, 1 May, will this year again be marked by epidemic-related restrictions. Trade unions call for job security, decent pensions, social security but also for safety at work, so that workers are not exposed to infection. Traditional celebrations with big bonfires on the eve of the holiday will not take place.

Cancellation of job description for micro-enterprises turns employees into slaves

The amendment by the Government of the labour legislation by eliminating the obligation of micro-enterprises to draw up in writing the job description for employees changes the status of millions of citizens from employees to slaves, it is mentioned in a release issued on Thursday by the National Trade Union Bloc (BNS).

Unemployment rate 3.33 pct at end of March

The unemployment rate recorded at the national level was 3.33 pct at the end of March, 0.02 percentage points lower than the previous month, according to a release of the National Employment Agency (ANOFM), sent, on Thursday, to AGERPRES. The value of the indicator was by 0.46 percentage points higher than that recorded in March 2020.