Business expansion
Slovenija; Obalno-kraska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.24 - Cargo handling

220 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
2 January 2018
Foreseen end date
20 June 2018


Luka Koper (Port of Koper) plans to hire 220 port workers in 2018. Luka Koper will mostly employ low qualified workers in transhipment. Trade union “Counselling office for workers” demands to Luka Koper to chose the 220 port workers to be hired among those 740 outsourced workers who are already working for the company through 30 subcontracting companies. The hiring of outsourced workers is a much-disputed public issue since the strike of port workers in 2011 which revealed many abuses of  workers’ rights. Nevertheless, their working conditions haven’t improved in recent years. Luka Koper refuses to hire new workers exclusively among outsourced workers on the grounds that they do not have the necessary level of education required (i.e. secondary).


  • 23 October 2017: Dnevnik


Eurofound (2017), Luka Koper, Business expansion in Slovenia, factsheet number 92481, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92481.