Vilim Ribic

Gov't reps fail to show up for talks with unions

The public sector unions are demanding the pay increase, following GDP growth of 2% for two consecutive quarters, as provided for under a 2009 agreement that took effect on January 1.

Unions: Further withholding of bonuses violation of fundamental rights

Union leaders on Monday assessed that the government's decision to withhold the payment of seniority bonuses in state and public services was a violation of fundamental postulates of a legal and democratic state and announced possible court action to protect workers' rights.

Unions says gov't using tricks to avoid base pay increase

Deputy Prime Minister Branko Grcic told reporters that a decision on the matter would be made by the new government in talks with trade unions.