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Sides Finalise Deal on Social Issues

Ljubljana, 26 July - The social partners - the government, trade unions and employees - finalised on Thursday a three-year framework deal on social issues. The initialling of the document marks the end of more than 18 months of at times tense talks that saw the trade unions and employers fight over issues such as wages, labour market flexibility and taxes.

Ljubljana
Representatives of the social partners after initialling the Social Agreement for 2007-2009. From left to right: chief government negotiator Dusan Krajnik, president of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia Dusan Semolic and president of the Pergam trade union Dusan Rebolj.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Chief government negotiator Dusan Krajnik (left) holds up the initialled Social Agreement for 2007-2009 as president of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia Dusan Semolic looks on.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Chief government negotiator Dusan Krajnik holds up the initialled Social Agreement for 2007-2009.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Representatives of the social partners shake hands after initialling the Social Agreement for 2007-2009. From left to right: chief government negotiator Dusan Krajnik and president of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia Dusan Semolic.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Representatives of the social partners shake hands after initialling the Social Agreement for 2007-2009. From left to right: chief government negotiator Dusan Krajnik, president of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia Dusan Semolic and president of the Pergam trade union Dusan Rebolj.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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