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Work conditions in Slovenia

The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 1,037,5001,028,1171,022,650

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 74.24%75.14%75.13%
Men activity rate 76.98%78.26%77.92%
Women activity rate 71.32%71.83%72.17%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
40 hours
Retirement Age
56 for women (if 36 years and 9 months of work) and 58 for men (if 40 years of work).
Working Contracts
Employment contracts are regulated by law, branch collective agreements and individual negotiations.
The terms of employment contracts, the conditions for hiring and the limits for dismissal are traditionally rigid but are getting loosening with the modernization of employment legislation and practice. In the last years the share of temporary employment contracts has increased, especially among younger work force.
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
In 2021, the minimum wage is EUR 1,024.24 per month according to Eurostat data.
Average Wage
In 2021, the monthly gross average wage is EUR 1,977.20 according to the Republic of Slovenia Statistical Office.
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 16.10%.
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 22.10%.

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
By far the most powerful union confederation is ZSSS. In general, trade unions have a very important role since all the governments try more or less to make any important changes in wages, labor legislation, economy, tax and social policy in cooperation with trade unions as well as with the employers' associations.

Government, employers and employees representatives are formally gathered within the Economic and Social Council (ESC). In addition to its advisory role, the ESC has a key role in negotiations, with the social and wage policy agreements under its auspices.

Unions
Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) - the largest national trade union associating more than 20 trade unions from different branches from all over Slovenia (in local language only)
Confederation of New Trade Unions of Slovenia (local acronym is KNSS) (in local language only)
Unionisation Rate
Around 45%.
Labour Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labor, Family, and Social Affairs

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