On 22 July 2014, the Ministry for Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities adopted the Decision on the extended validity of the Collective agreement for craft and small business (hereinafter: the KPOP), which thus gained the extended validity as of 2 August 2014. The extended validity was established based on a proposal submitted by the Association of Employers of Slovenia for Craft and Small Business GIZ, Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia and the Slovenian Craft and Small Business Trade Union. Based on this decision, a commitment to adhering to the provisions of the KPOP was imposed on all employers engaged in craft or an activity similar to craft as their core activity.
On 13 June 2014, in addition to the extended validity of the KPOP in the area of craft and small business, the Decision on determining the extended validity of the Collective Agreement for the hospitality and tourism industries (hereinafter: the KPDGT) was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The decision brought the general application of the KPDGT with respect to employers engaged in a core activity under the following categories: 55.100 – Hotels and similar accommodation, 55.300 – Recreational vehicle parks, trailer parks and camping grounds, 79. – Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities, and 92.001 – Gambling and betting activities.
With the aforementioned decisions, the KPOP and the KPDGT are becoming mandatory and binding for all employers doing business within the scope of the aforementioned activities and not solely for members of the signatories that signed the aforementioned collective agreements.