Factsheet for case SI-2020-43/1677 – Updated – measures in Slovenia
|Country||Slovenia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 19 October 2020 – 30 June 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound|
|Case created||08 January 2021 (updated 31 January 2022)|
The seventh COVID-19 law (ZIUPOPDVE), adopted by the Parliament on 29 December 2020, provides employees with allowance for hazardous working conditions.
The measure has responded to critiques of the sixth COVID-19 law which has provided an allowance to doctors and nurses, but not to, for instance, cleaners who are working in places where COVID-19 patients are accommodated. Thus, the measure now expands the group of beneficiaries working with COVID-19 patients.
The seventh COVID-19 law provides 30% crisis bonus to all working with COVID-19 patients in hospitals and institutions providing social protection programmes, home care work, education and care of children with special needs, asylum seekers sick with COVID-19. The crisis bonus goes to public employees as well as workers employed with concessioners and subcontractors. The measure will be in force until December 2021.
To 30% crisis bonus are also entitled employees in the health and care sector from the pay group J, the group with lowest salaries (laundress, seamstresses, cooks, drivers etc.).
Pupils and students working with COVID-19 patients also receive 30% bonus to hourly pay. The measure will be in force from 19 October 2020 until the end of the epidemic.
A higher, 65% bonus goes to persons, working for subcontractors or employed in public works programmes if they work in areas highly exposed to COVID-19 infection. They obtain crisis bonus only for hours worked there in the period from 19 October 2020 until the end of the epidemic.
No information is available so far.
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners discussed the seventh anti-COVID package in the Economic and Social Council.
No information is available about their views on this particular issue.
This case is not sector-specific.
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Health associate professionals|
|Personal care workers|
|Cleaners and helpers|
Eurofound (2021), Bonus for hazardous work, case SI-2020-43/1677 (measures in Slovenia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.