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.
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.
International Workers' Day usually takes place every year on May Day.
Some countries celebrate Labour Day on a different date which is significant to them, for example the United States opt for the first Monday in September.
The day has been recognised since the late 19th century, mainly thanks to the rise of trade unions.
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.
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).
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.