Today the Union of port activities together with the Union of port workers have signed with Luka Koper Management board (including the directors of the subsidiary companies Luka Koper Inpo and Luka Koper Pristan) an addendum to the sector collective agreement. With this understanding both unions cancelled the announcement for an industrial action. The addendum ensures all employees with a sector collective agreement an equal treatment. This means that the agreement for a 7% increase of basic salaries which was negotiated in mid January applies also for employees in subsidiary companies Luka Koper Inpo and Luka Koper Pristan. In addition, the addendum brings better social conditions to the employees because of the alimentation compensation increase. The Management board of Luka Koper bind itself for a salary increase in 2008 if such an agreement will be concluded among social partners on the national level.
All involved sides in addition agreed to speed up the negotiations for a new sector collective agreement which will avoid disproportions in the salary system.