Slovenian trade union endorses Wage Union

Slovenia began collecting statements of support for the European Wage Union and the Confederation of Trade Unions of Slovenia (KSS) has just endorsed the project on its website.

Representative of the Citizens’ Committee for a Wage Union Márton Gyöngyösi and Slovenian MP Andrej Čuš introduced the European Citizens’ Initiative for a Wage Union to the Slovenian media in Ljubljana’s Parliament Building on January 8.

Despite Slovenia’s relatively small population of 2 million, over a thousand citizens have already submitted their statements of support for the initiative, which has just been publicly endorsed by the Confederation of Trade Unions of Slovenia (KSS), too.

A representative organization of 12 trade unions, the confederation suggests all of its members to support the initiative. The single market and the free movement of labour are the key drivers of youth emigrating from Slovenia.

On the other hand, the Wage Union would allow Slovenia to enjoy the EU’s benefits too, making the Union a fairer and safer community. So KSS supports integrating the principle of “equal pay for equal work” into the EU Treaties as a fundamental right of citizens, says the message posted on the confederation’s website.