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Thousands Hit Streets of Ljubljana to Demand Higher Pays

Ljubljana, 5 April - Thousands of members of European trade unions poured down Ljubljana's main thoroughfare on Saturday calling out slogans and blowing their whistles to demand a fair share of Europe's prosperity and growth. Leading union representatives addressed them in the Kongresni trg square, reiterating demands for wage increases and pay equality.

Ljubljana
Members of European unions pack Ljubljana's Kongresni trg square in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions pack Ljubljana's Kongresni trg square in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
European trade unions leaders addressing participants of the protest for fairer wages.
Dusan Semolic, the head of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
European trade unions leaders addressing participants of the protest for fairer wages.
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) secretary general John Monks.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions pack Ljubljana's Kongresni trg square in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
European trade unions leaders addressing participants of the protest for fairer wages.
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) secretary general John Monks.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
European trade unions leaders addressing participants of the protest for fairer wages.
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) secretary general John Monks.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
European trade unions leaders addressing participants of the protest for fairer wages.
Wanja Lundby-Wedin, president of the
European Trade Union Confederation, ETUC.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
European trade unions leaders addressing participants of the protest for fairer wages.
Dusan Semolic, the head of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions pack Ljubljana's Kongresni trg square in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions pack Ljubljana's Kongresni trg square in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions pack Ljubljana's Kongresni trg square in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages; pictured ETUC Secretary General John Monks (left) and head of Slovenia's ZSSS, Dusan Semolic.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages; pictured ETUC Secretary General John Monks (left) and head of Slovenia's ZSSS, Dusan Semolic.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood Ljubljana's main thoroughfare in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Members of European unions flood the streets of Ljubljana in protest for fairer wages.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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