More than a thousand Slovenian police officers protested on Thursday in front of the government building in Ljubljana, demanding increased salaries and new equipment, ignoring the government's warning to their union that public protest in the official uniforms was illegal.
"In this way we want to show determination in their demands and call on the government to make this statement," said Radivo Urošević, the president of the police union.
Slovenian police have been in the so-called " a white strike that could escalate if Prime Minister Mire Cerar's government did not respond to their demands.
Among other things, they are looking for wage increases for 35 percent, overtime payments, and new protective equipment and vehicles, which, as alleged, enabled work in safe and normal conditions.
On a small Gregorčičeva street in the center of Ljubljana, where the headquarters of the government are, it has gathered with the transparencies and exclaims the support of the police syndicate of more than a thousand police officers and MUP officials in official uniforms, despite government warnings that their use outside working hours is not allowed for the strike have no real reason.
Prime Minister Cerar called at the very beginning of their strike such a form of protest against the government embarrassing and unworthy, which would have to apologize to the police syndicates.
About the demands of the police and MUP officials, the Cerar coalition will decide on an informal meeting Sunday, but claims that the massive increase in the salary for the police is unrealistic, requiring additional 90 million per year and triggered a chain reaction of other civil servants, particularly in education and education .
Prime Minister Miro Cerar did not respond to calls to come out and face protesters and respond to requests by the police union, after which the police officers went to the nearby parliament building.