December 17, 2017
The problem of tobacconists who work over ten hours a day through franchise contracts for an income that sometimes does not even meet the minimum wage was being discussed in the National Assembly's Labour Committee on request of Levica (The Left) last Friday, when after only 50 minutes the session had to be interrupted due to an apparently urgent parliamentary banquet.
Levica’s parliamentary group proposed three issues to be discussed and voted on in the session. The first is the about the supervision of the companies Tobačna 3D and Delo Prodaja, which manage the majority of tobacconists in Slovenia, which the groups believes should be introduced by the Inspectorate of Labour. The second vote would instruct the Ministry of Labour to prepare a strategy for combating forced labour and covert employment. The third vote will include a proposal to the Ministry to prepare a report on the scope of business through franchise agreements.
The discussion along with voting on these proposals will take place at the next parliamentary session, sometime next year.