Looking for Workers, Hotel Companies Raise Wages of Employees

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ZAGREB, February 21, 2018 – Plava Laguna on Tuesday signed several agreements and an annex to the collective agreement whereby salaries of employees of that Poreč-based hotel company would increase by 7% on average.

The rise in salaries and other entitlements is a result of negotiations held between the management and two trade unions that insisted on equalising the benefits of workers of Plava Laguna and the Istraturist company after the latter was acquired by Plava Laguna.

In addition, Plava Laguna will also invest 50 million kuna in the improvement of its workers’ accommodation.

Plava Laguna is the second large hotel company that has announced a rise in the wages and benefits of its staff this week.

On Monday, the Valamar Riviera hotel company announced an increase in its wage budget by 11.5% in 2018, with a focus on a rise in salaries of basic occupations in the company. The increase was agreed with two trade unions in the company, the Poreč-based company stated in a press release on Monday.

Following an agreement with social partners, the base wage rate will rise by 4%, whereas 7.5% of the total wage budget will be additionally invested in raising salaries for occupations such as chefs, cooks, waiting staff, room maids and cleaners, Valamar Riviera stated. The wage increase refers to the salaries of 4,000 employees and the company is committed to ensuring that the lowest wages should be between 5,000 and 7,500 kuna per month.


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