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Review of Slovene Economy in the Week between 25 and 31 May

Ljubljana, 31 May - Slovene economy was last week affected by the railworkers' strike; they wanted a new tariff supplement to the collective agreement for railway transport. Since the strikers refused to respect the government's resolution on railway transport during the strike, Director of Slovene Railways (SŽ) Marjan Rekar suspended some strikers. As a consequence the strikers became tougher; while passenger trains ran normally after Monday, cargo trains needed an approval of the central strike committee. 1892 cargo trains should have run during the eleven-day strike, but in fact there were only 526. Due to the lack of raw materials several companies had to limit or even stop the production process, while the exact damage caused to Slovene economy still has to be calculated.

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