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Slovenian public sector announced strike for January

December 28, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE SLOVENIA TIMES) Public sector unions will hold a general strike on 23 January next year to protest against layoffs in the sector, unionist Branimir Štrukelj announced before New Year holidays. The strike will be the “D-day for the public sector, when we will begin efforts first and foremost against layoffs,” Štrukelj said. […]

Hungary to axe thousands of public sector jobs in effort to plug 2013 budget hole

October 25, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN DELMAGYAR.HU) In order to meet the deficit target in 2013, further layoffs are expected in the public sector, daily Magyar Hirlap said on Friday, citing unnamed sources. Unfilled jobs will be scrapped, and a scaledown affecting several thousand workplaces is planned at local governments and state-run institutions operated by ministries. The govenrment also […]

Scottish public sector workers to get first pay rise in three years

October 19, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Angry union leaders say below-inflation 1% offer to hundreds of thousands of workers is still a pay cut in real terms Scottish trade unions said the 1% across the board wage increase, to come into effect next April, was too mean. They accused him of copying George Osborne’s pay restraint policies […]