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Final Attempt at Compromise on Austerity in Public Sector Fails

Ljubljana, 4 May - Talks on austerity measures in the public sector ended without agreement Friday as trade unions turned down the government's final compromise proposal for a 9% cut in pay and the withdrawal of measures affecting work norms and standards in education from the omnibus fiscal consolidation bill to be debated in parliament next week.

Ljubljana
Talks on austerity measures in the public sector end without agreement as trade unions turn down the government's final compromise proposal.
Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Andrej Vizjak speaks to the press after the talks.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Talks on austerity measures in the public sector end without agreement as trade unions turn down the government's final compromise proposal.
Chief trade union negotiator Branimir Štrukelj
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Talks on austerity measures in the public sector end without agreement as trade unions turn down the government's final compromise proposal.
Chief trade union negotiator Branimir Štrukelj
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Talks on austerity measures in the public sector end without agreement as trade unions turn down the government's final compromise proposal.
Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs Andrej Vizjak speaks to the press after the talks.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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