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Slovenia: 70,000 Workers Protest in Ljubljana

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Slovenia, Economics & Business, Governance, Human Rights, Labor, Politics, Protest

Sleeping with Pengovsky writes [1] about “the largest gathering of people since the end of World War II” in Slovenia's capital: “70.000 (yes, seventy thousand) workers demanded a rise in basic wages. The constant tug-of-war between the unions and the employers was fueled by rising inflation […] which hit those with small incomes hardest. Employers of course will hear nothing of it […]. If unions’ demands are not met, they will call a general strike. Which will make the 70.000-strong crowd seem like a picnic.”