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Private Sector Stages Massive Strike

Ljubljana, 12 March - An estimated 145,000 union members went on strike in the private sector on Wednesday, but wage talks are still deadlocked as social partners remain stuck on the details of a pay increase demanded by the unions to help workers cope with soaring consumer prices.

Ljubljana
From left to right: Milan Utrosa, secretary general of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) and ZSSS president Dusan Semolic presenting the course of Wednesday's strike.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Nova Gorica
A Mercator shopping mall in Nova Gorica was closed between 8 AM and noon due to strike.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Nova Gorica
A Mercator shopping mall in Nova Gorica was closed between 8 AM and noon due to strike.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

Ljubljana
Dusan Semolic, the head of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS), presenting the course of Wednesday's strike.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Trade union representatives presenting the course of Wednesday's strike.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: Milan Utrosa, secretary general of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) and ZSSS president Dusan Semolic presenting the course of Wednesday's strike.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: Milan Utrosa, secretary general of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS), ZSSS president Dusan Semolic and secretary general of the retail trade union Ladislav Kaluza presenting the course of Wednesday's strike.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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