Gov't reps fail to show up for talks with unions

The public sector unions are demanding the pay increase, following GDP growth of 2% for two consecutive quarters, as provided for under a 2009 agreement that took effect on January 1.

Unions say labour minister doesn't understand her sector

 "The minister has shown that she does not understand what her ministry does and I ask her to refrain from statements for a few months," said Ribic.