“The biggest trade union representing Slovenian rail workers held a four-hour token strike on Tuesday morning, in what they say is merely the first in a series of strikes over demands related to better pay, more staff and equal treatment of all employees.
The strike started at 10 AM at the Zalog marshalling yard on the outskirts of Ljubljana, one of the biggest such facilities on the national rail network, and featured freight train drivers and shunters (persons who move the trains between yards).
The industrial action was restricted to the single yard and did not cause major disruptions. Union head Albert Pavlič said that the action had been planned so as to cause the least disruptions.
The Trade Union of Railway Workers of Slovenia, whose 2,000-plus members make it the largest among several unions at Slovenske Železnice, demands a 10% higher base pay and changes to the pay system.” (Slovenia Times)