The Federation of Free Trade Unions found errors and violations in about 30 percent of the 200 pay slips that were contacted by the workers during the open house. Improperly calculated transport costs and allowances stood out.
“More than 200 reviewed payslips and of the questions asked shows that they are pay slips still opaque, female workers and are unclear to workers, several items are incomprehensible, most do not know how the employer calculates the salary in the first place,” they are in connection with free trade unions stated in the press release. Mistakes and violations they are detected in about 30 percent of the reviewed documents, whereby they are the most outstanding were improperly calculated costs of transportation to work and from work, non-payment of bonuses for length of service, wrongly calculated bonuses to the minimum wage, violations in the payment of overtime and hiding overtime in stimulation.
Among those who they are contacted ZSSS consultants in 14 Slovenian cities during the open house days, 90 percent of them sought help in reviewing the payroll. Remaining questions they are related to termination of the employment relationship, possible severance pay, scheduling of working hours and retirement.
They assume that not only individual payrolls are incorrectly calculated, but all of them in the same company
Workers and workers they are referred to union trustees at the employer. “Given that these are generally systemic irregularities, we assume that not only individual payrolls were incorrectly calculated, but probably all of them in the same company,” they say. To those who are not union members or in which the company does not have an organized trade union, they are suggested what they should communicate to the employer, or they are suggested that they join the union.
ZSSS will otherwise contact trustees from companies where they are detected irregularities, to help them correct errors, and the final option is to report violations to the labor inspection. “It is also not insignificant that quite a few visitors did not want to reveal the name of the company they came from,” they say in ZSSS, where otherwise, as they add, they guarantee confidentiality when processing data, i.e. without the worker’s consent or there will be no workers did nothing.
The inspectorate will propose targeted inspections
Given the large number of questions and of identified irregularities, they will carry out additional training of their trustees, and they will pass it on to the labor inspectorate initiative for targeted inspections with the aim of prevention. ZSSS emphasizes that the payroll is an authentic document on the basis of which the employee can or the employee proposes judicial enforcement. Its components are determined by the Labor Relations Act and although payrolls differ from each other, they must contain the same basic information about salary, salary compensation, reimbursement of work-related expenses and other benefits, billing and payment of taxes and social security contributions and pay day.
They advise that the employee first check how much the basic gross salary is on the payroll and or matches the basic salary in the employment contract. If there is a collective agreement of the activity, the worker must or the worker to check which tariff class he belongs to. The collective agreements of activities in the tariff section specify the minimum basic wages, and the basic wages at the corporate level cannot be lower than them. Then follow the supplements, which must be written in the correct percentages, and these must match the collective agreement. Part of the extras (e.g. for Sunday, night and holiday work) is also regulated by the Labor Relations Act.
“Irregularities are significantly more where we have no insight”
As the president of ZSSS says Lidija Jerkič, opacity and variety of pay slips and, at the same time, a large variety of pay slips non-systems affects the familiarity of female workers and workers with how much and why they are paid for their work. “Trade unions in this context to their members and We check the members’ payslips daily, give advice, and mediate and we direct them. There are significantly more irregularities where we have no insight and we are not organized” she said and added that at the system level it would make sense to consider at least a partial unification of payrolls and regular targeted inspections of the labor inspectorate.