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Several thousand protest for better pay in public sector

Ljubljana, 24 January - Several thousand public sector workers from around Slovenia gathered for a protest in Ljubljana to support today's strike, which has been joined by members of 16 trade unions from a number of fields to demand better pay and the preservation of the single pay system. Some 30,000 are meanwhile estimated to be on strike.

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Lidija Jerkič, the president of the powerful ZSSS trade union confederation, addressing the protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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The public sector's protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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The public sector's protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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The public sector's protest rally in front of the Government Palace. Prison guards with a banner saying We're Keeping Murderers behind the Bars so that You Can Sleep Tightly.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Trade unionist Jakob Počivavšek, who heads the board coordinating the strike committees of the public sector trade unions, addressing the protest rally in front of Government Palace on 24 January.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
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The public sector's protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The public sector's protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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A flyer of the ZSSS confederation of trade unions saying I'm on Strike.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

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Lidija Jerkič, the president of the powerful ZSSS trade union confederation, addressing the protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The public sector's protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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A banner STRIKE at the protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

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Lidija Jerkič, the president of the powerful ZSSS trade union confederation, addressing the protest rally in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Public sector trade unions on strike, supported by several non-striking unions, gather for a protest in front of the Government Palace.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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