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Civil servants’ salaries to be increased, says minister

The government will increase the salaries of active and retired civil servants more than the six-month inflation rate, Labor and Social Security Minister Vedat Bilgin has said.

"We will make an additional raise of social protection for public servants above the inflation rate," he said, adding that the increase will also include retired civil servants.

Police union files criminal complaint against interior minister

Ljubljana – One of the two trade unions of Slovenian police officers has filed a criminal complaint against Interior Minister Aleš Hojs and a Robert Kos, the director for organisation and staff at the police, for alleged obstruction of union activity in the force and abuse of office.

Health care, social care staff on strike

Ljubljana – Nurses, staff at social care institutions and pharmacies went on strike this morning after yesterday’s negotiations brought no meaningful progress, neither a pay increase similar to a recently agreed one for doctors and dentists. Public broadcaster RTV Slovenija has reported that 50,000 staff would be on strike today.

Delo fears better pay for care workers will increase care home bills

Ljubljana – The government and trade unions have reached a deal to raise wages for nursing staff in health care and social care under which some 80% of the staff will see their wages rise by 4-24%, Delo says on Saturday. It fears, however, that higher wages will translate into higher bills for care services paid by care home residents.

ZSSS highlights issues of platform workers on decent work day

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s largest trade union association, ZSSS, drew attention to platform workers – cleaners, food delivery persons, care workers and others as a group who often lacks any worker or social rights, urging the Labour Ministry to introduce a legislative framework to prevent unfair practices.

PM Citu: Nationwide minimum salary must increase; We decided to have a clear formula by the end of October

The nationwide minimum salary must increase, Prime Minister Florin Citu said at the end of the Tripartite Council meeting, stating that in discussions with trade unions and employers it was decided to agree on a calculation formula by the end of October. "The nationwide minimum salary must increase!