Proposed by: SSU
Adopted at BM 58, May 2010
Slovenian students are currently facing an attempt of student’s labour being banned by Slovenian government. Since most of Slovenian students don’t have scholarships - about 77 % of them, enforcement of this law would present a catastrophe for them and their future. Slovenian Student Union is aware of economic crisis and its depth but we cannot agree with those who want to reach economic growth on student’s burdens.
Slovenian government has prepared a draft on Small labour law, which with a very high tax rate (34,91 %) banes and with the competition of unprecedented social groups in the long run removes the only social corrective that students have. We would like to expose that students do not work for luxury but because they are forced to and we also think that they would not work if they had scholarships.
On the other hand, this law would also affect the rest of Slovenian population since the small labour would become a legitimate option of work for unemployed and pensioners as well, as mentioned above. We think that this flexibility of work would even encourage mal economy and exploitation of lower classes. The fact is also that even our government isn't exactly sure how to control the limitations and other prescriptions the draft on this law prescribes, so Slovenia Student Union cannot allow this act coming into force especially because Slovenia doesn’t have active employment policy for young people, which would solve problems of student work (employers wouldn’t have so many possibilities for exploitation) and positively affect on youth independency.