Trade unionists from several larger automotive plants have decided to join forces. The unionists from the KOVO trade unions organisation operating in automotive companies agreed to proceed jointly in collective bargaining. Representatives of basic organisations in the PSA Groupe in Trnava, Kia Motors Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom near Žilina, and Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava signed a memorandum of mutual cooperation and promotion on 25 January 2018. They plan to invite other basic organisations in automotive factories all over the country to form closer cooperation of their unions. The unionists plan to cooperate not only on the issue of higher wages and surcharges for night shifts but also with regard to the growing demand for skilled labourers and the current shortage, high employee turnover, and the issue of foreign employees.
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