“More than 10,000 Slovenian public servants including customs officers, nurses, social workers and university professors started a one-day strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages.

Several thousand people are expected to protest for more pay in front of the government building in the center of Ljubljana later on Wednesday, trade unions said.

‘Although this is the fifth year of economic growth some wage restrictions imposed in 2012 have not been lifted yet. It is time to scrap all restrictions and increase wages,’ said Jakob Pocivavsek, the unions’ head of strike coordination.” (Reuters)