Labour Standards

Slovenia ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) and the Night Work Convention, 1990 (No. 171)

News | 12 February 2014
Today, the Government of Slovenia deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification of the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) and the Night Work Convention, 1990 (No. 171).

In depositing the instruments of ratification, Ambassador Vojislav Šuc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva stated “I am pleased to deposit on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia ratification instruments for two important international labour Conventions. This act reaffirms my Government’s commitment to accept and implement international labour standards in the area of occupational safety and health and in the area of protection of night workers – both women and men.”

In receiving the instruments of ratification, Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director of the International Labour Standards Department, stated: “In ratifying these two Conventions, the Government of Slovenia demonstrates its continued commitment to international labour standards and its will to pursue the modernization of its labour legislation through tripartism and social dialogue. By ratifying Convention No.187, Slovenia joins 28 other member States that have made a formal commitment to achieve sustained and continuous improvement of occupational safety and health to prevent occupational injuries, diseases and deaths, in consultation with the social partners. By becoming party to Convention No. 171, Slovenia undertakes to put in place protective rules for improving the quality of working life of all night workers, both men and women, in all branches and occupations.”

Convention No. 171 abandons the gender-specific approach adopted by previous instruments on night work in industry, and reflects the changing perceptions as to the hazards of night work and a new flexible approach to the problems of shift work organization.

Complementing the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155) and its 2002 Protocol, Convention No. 187 provides a framework for a coherent and systematic approach to occupational safety and health through the development of a national policy, a national system and a national programme on occupational safety and health, in consultation with the most representative organizations of employers and workers.
To date, Slovenia has ratified 82 international labour Conventions and 2 Protocols. For more, see