The Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) has lodged a representation under Article 24 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) constitution against the Republic of Slovenia for failing to secure observance of the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155).
Specifically, the ZSSS complains of non-observance of Article 11(c) of the Convention which imposes the following obligation on competent authorities:
“To give effect to the policy referred to in Article 4 of this Convention, the competent authority or authorities shall ensure that the following functions are progressively carried out:
(c) the establishment and application of procedures for the notification of occupational accidents and diseases, by employers and, when appropriate, insurance institutions and others directly concerned, and the production of annual statistics on occupational accidents and diseases;”
The ZSSS complains that, with the exception of diseases related to asbestos, Slovenia currently has no legislation in place establishing procedures for notification of occupational diseases as required in article 11. Indeed, while the national strategy “Resolution on the National Programme of Health and Safety at Work 2018-2027” foresees the implementation of such legislation, none has been put in place so far.
In the light of the information contained in the representation lodged by ZSSS, and taking into consideration the recommendation of its Officers, the Governing Body decided that the representation was receivable and to set up a tripartite committee to examine it.