Implication des Syndicats dans le semestre européen
Trade Union Involvement in the EU Semester


European Semester Officers (ESO) in your country:

+386 1 252 88 15
+386 5 131 77 99

+386 1 252 88 02
+386 41 750 255

National Reports

Government has given the NRP to the social partners at the beginning of the April 2014. The meeting of the Economic and Social Council took place on the 8th of April, when the social partners have discussed the NRP. The Association of Free Trade Unions (ZSSS) also sent the demands and suggestions on how the text should be revised. Government promised to incorporate some of the suggestions and comments but not much has been actually considered. It is important to stress that the Stability Programme has not been delivered and presented at all. So, the social partners were not able to discuss it. The government published the Stability Programme at the end of April.
The most bothering and important issues in NRP, planned by the government are:
further austerity measures are planned, until the goal of 850.000 persons in employment is reached (data of the Slovenian statistical office show that in February 2014 there were 783.276 persons in employment and cca. 129.000 unemployed persons).
The government stated: “the wage trends, including the minimum wage, should support the competitiveness and job creation”. In the last two years, the wages in Slovenia have been decreasing nominally and in real terms. It is important to stress that further wage reduction is not possible, because the majority of employees is already concentrated at the bottom of wage distribution. Statistical data show that in 2012 two thirds (65.6%) of persons in paid employment received earnings below the average wage (gross 1.600 EUR and net 1.038 EUR) and half of persons in paid employment received earnings below EUR gross 1,310 (net 896 EUR). Minimum wage which in 2014 stands at 789.15 EUR gross (603 EUR net), does not provide decent living to the minimum wage earners.
In public sector further reduction in wages are predicted, as well as dismissing of workers.
The government is planning to further deregulate more than 100 occupations and services (even in health sector). In our opinion, this will put further pressure on wages and increase the social dumping. It could also threaten the health of users of these services.
Currently in Slovenia we are facing a new problem, because the President of the government has resigned and new elections are predicted.