Source: STA - Slovenska tiskovna agencija (Ljubljana)
The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia has voted to approve the legislative austerity package proposed by the government of Slovenia which include a reduction in the list of annual Slovenian non-working public holidays.
A couple of months ago (26-Mar-2012), Slovenian Prime Minister, Janez Jansa, had announced that the government of Slovenia was considering cutting 2 of the 14 annual Slovenian non-working public holidays as part of its current set of austerity measures, without specifying which annual public holidays were to be canceled.
Then, earlier this month (02-May-2012), the austerity package was introduced as legislation specifying that the annual public holidays for both the New Year and May Day, would each be reduced from two days to only one day off.
But, this sparked opposition from the trade unions and, in the end, Article 82 of the aforementioned bill only cancels the January 2 annual public holiday in Slovenia.
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