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Some 35,000 health and social care staff to get higher pay

Some 35,000 health and social care employees will benefit from a pay rise under an agreement initialled by two trade unions representing the staff and the government.

Hospital nurses can expect the highest rise. Valued at nearly EUR 123 million, the deal brings higher wages to more than 80% of the employees in healthcare, 80% of employees in social care and 40% of support employees in those two activities. Health Minister Janez Poklukar said the deal was but the beginning of normalisation of staffing situation in health and social care that would hopefully prevent the outflow of staff.

By: J.S., STA

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