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Nearly two-thirds of employers intend to raise wages

Ljubljana – Nearly two thirds of Slovenian employers intend to raise wages in the second half of 2022, shows Manpower’s survey on wage trends. Employers plan to raise wages to retain or attract employees, with most pay rises planned in IT and tourism sectors. Over 30% of Slovenian employers plan a 5% pay rise while some 27% expect a raise of between 6% and 10%.

Real Minimum Wages declined in most EU Member States

Against the background of inflation affecting European countries, minimum wage workers in 15 out of 21 Member States with statutory minimum wages registered a decline in their wages in real terms between 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2022. This was despite comparatively large increases in nominal rates in the EU during the period.

ILO adds health and safety to workers’ fundamental rights

The International Labour Organization has elevated occupational health and safety to the status of a "fundamental right" for the world's workers, a "historic" decision that will mean new obligations for member states.    

Almost three million people die each year from work-related causes, the UN agency said.    

Employment outlook for next six months positive, staff shortage an issue

Ljubljana – The outlook for employment in the second half of the year is positive, as employers have forecast a 3.2% increase in the number of employees, the highest growth since 2014, and plan around 43,000 jobs. On the other hand, discrepancies in the labour market are increasing and employers are finding it difficult to find staff.

Bulgaria: Minimum Wage becomes EUR 363 from Today

As of today - April 1, the minimum wage in the country is BGN 710 (EUR 363). According to the decree of the Council of Ministers, the minimum hourly rate is BGN 4 leva and 29 cents, which at working hours of eight hours in a 5-day working week makes BGN 710 a month.

Its increase is nearly 10% compared to the previous minimum wage of BGN 650.