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31 July 2012: <Slovenia> EWCO CAR on Working conditions in the retail sector – National contribution (Slovenia / National Contribution)
Abstract – With 54,428 persons in paid employment in 2009, the retail sector is on of the largest activities in view of the number of person in paid employment in Slovenia. In 2010, the average gross salary for the commerce sector was more than 10% below the Slovenian average. Due to its size, this sector is often targeted by the Labour Inspectorate and that is why there is a relatively high number of accidents at work registered and breaches of legal regulations in the retail sector.
06 July 2012: Slovenia: Evolution of Wages during the Crisis (Slovenia / National Contribution)
The wages during the crisis continued to grow in most sectors. The statistical data show some moderation of wages in 2009. Most employees who received the lowest gross earnings were employed in manufacturing and construction, while most of those with the highest gross earnings were employed in manufacturing. Many of the employees who lost their jobs during the crisis were low wage workers, which caused the level of wages to continue to grow. The Minimum Wage Act also had a positive impact on the level of wages. The Government’s responses to the crisis were two intervention acts aimed at preserving jobs, by enhancing active employment policy and changes in the labour market regulation.
29 June 2012: Slovenia: EWCO CAR on “Recent Developments in Work Organiation in the EU 27 Member States and Norway” (Slovenia / National Contribution)
The main existing sources of information dealing with the issue of work organization at national level in Slovenia date from five to seven years ago. Research shows that Slovenian organizations use those forms of flexible employment that increase the intensity of work and heighten the insecurity of employment to a significantly larger extent than those that, at least formally, give the employee greater autonomy. One of the problems that were identified was weak superior – subordinate communication. On the other hand, communication through trade unions and work councils and top-down communication through workforce meetings are on the increase. The issue of work life balance was given a boost by the introduction of the “Family Friendly Organization” certificate, which was introduced in 2006 and ever more businesses and organizations are paying more attention to it.
13 June 2012: GEAR for Changes project promotes health and well-being (Slovenia / Information update)
The GEAR for Changes project focused on small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) where restructuring was being planned or underway. It aimed to raise awareness of the benefits of incorporating timely and constructive attention to issues affecting individual and organisational health and well-being into the restructuring process. It also served as a platform for the exchange of experience and knowledge. The project included participants from Slovenia, Croatia and the UK.
08 May 2012: EWCO CAR on Use of Alcohol/Drugs at the Workplace (Slovenia / National Contribution)
The data on the use of alcohol at the workplace in Slovenia are scarce. There are sources that provide information on the issue of alcohol use among the active population. One of the surveys carried out on this topic showed that less than one half of companies have implemented a procedure regarding the identification and processing of intoxicated employees. There are no specific regulations regarding drug testing at work in Slovenia. On the other hand, there is legislation specifically intended to prohibit alcohol/drug use at the workplace. The prevention programmes in place focus on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the dissemination of knowledge about the harmful influence of alcohol.