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Public Sector Unions Warn of "Conflict" in Case of Layoffs

Ljubljana, 3 October - Trade unions have stepped up pressure against new cuts planned in the public sector ahead of the government's budget session on Thursday, warning of the possibility of a "conflict" if substantial cuts in the wage bill are adopted as part of the budgets for 2013 and 2014.

Ljubljana
Public sector trade union officials Branimir Štrukelj (left) and Drago Ščernjavič comment on planned cuts in the public sector at a news conference ahead of the government budget session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Drago Ščernjavič , head of a group of public sector trade unions, comments on planned cuts in the public sector at a news conference ahead of the government budget session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Drago Ščernjavič , head of a group of public sector trade unions, comments on planned cuts in the public sector at a news conference ahead of the government budget session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Branimir Štrukelj, head of the KSJS group of public sector trade unions, comments on planned cuts in the public sector at a news conference ahead of the government budget session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Branimir Štrukelj, head of the KSJS group of public sector trade unions, comments on planned cuts in the public sector at a news conference ahead of the government budget session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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