Mini Jobs Referendum on Track

20. 01. 2011

The signatures have been collected but the campaign will nevertheless continue until 6 February.
Labour, Family and Social Affairs Minister Ivan Svetlik responded by saying he never doubted that the activists would collect the 40,000 signatures needed to call a referendum. The only question now is who will be able to persuade the voters, he said.
Under the bill, anyone over 15 will be able to do mini jobs, which are capped to 60 hours a month. Students will be able to work more than 60 hours a month, but not more than 720 hours a year.
The minimum hourly pay is set at EUR 4 gross and the annual income is limited at EUR 6,000. There are also caps for employers, depending on company headcount.
Students oppose the bill arguing that many poor students will no longer be able to afford to study because of the limitations, whereas unions got on board with the argument that full-time employment would be undermined as companies would hire cheaper student labour.


Source: The Slovenia Times