From the TUC

Slovenia rejects pension reform in referendum

06 Jun 2011, by in International, Pensions & Investment

Our sister organisation in Slovenia, the ZSSS (the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia), has won a major victory over plans to raise the state retirement age to 65. They and other unions in Slovenia secured a referendum vote to challenge the decision made by the Slovenian Parliament in December, and it was held on Sunday.

Overall, 71.18% of those voting rejected the pension reform, and although the turnout was only 40%, it puts the Government under substantial pressure to change course.