The Global Deal recently welcomed the Government of Slovenia as a new partner during a ceremony held at the Global Deal High-Level Social Dialogue Forum in Madrid on 2 and 3 November 2022.
While Slovenia has a deep-rooted tradition of social dialogue, trust between social partners had temporarily stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic, before recently recovering again. In line with the objectives of the Global Deal, Slovenia has committed to building on the new momentum to reinvigorate social dialogue, which includes supporting the country’s tripartite Economic and Social Council (ESC). As a landmark of this commitment, in July 2022 the ESC reconvened in a regular session, attended by the Prime Minister, after more than a year of impasse. Slovenia has also pledged to strengthen the capacity of social partners to engage in dialogue at all levels, encompassing wage-setting as well as challenges related to non-standard forms of employment.
“Slovenia is eager to work with other Global Deal partners to repair the social fabric worldwide, strengthen and revitalise institutions of work, and ensure that workers and their representatives have a seat at the social dialogue table”, said Luka Mesec, Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour.