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The Elite Language Centre recently conducted an online survey to learn more about foreign languag... [more]

The Elite Language Centre recently conducted an online survey to learn more about foreign language use for business purposes. Companies made it clear that the need for foreign workers will very probably increase in the near future, especially for people who speak languages other than Slovak. According to a recent report about every fourth new job position is currently filled by a foreigner. For individuals who seek employee or self-employed status, anecdotal and media-reported evidence indicates that the police has in recent years presented a discouraging obstacle for job seekers and workers. The survey also found that while many companies offer language training for their employees many courses are taught by people who are not suited for the job. There is a significant number of under-qualified teachers being hired at cheap rates by language companies that win contracts by offering the lowest bid. Training should be given more structure, the survey concludes.

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warns that jobs in the country a... [more]

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warns that jobs in the country are more vulnerable towards technological changes, such as the further developments in robotisation, than anywhere else in the OECD. Because the economy concentrates on low-added value some 70% of the jobs can be jeopardized. The only way to oppose this development is by better education and an upscaling of the labour market. In recent times only 2.3% of GDP was spent on science and research, which is considered to be too little.

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Several media outlets reported there had been a potential leak of dangerous substances at the con... [more]

Several media outlets reported there had been a potential leak of dangerous substances at the construction site on the R7 dual-carriageway. However, no dangerous substances were measured in the air. The health problems of workers have also not been confirmed. The police will now check whether a crime such as scaremongering has been committed because the incident looks like false alarm.

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Trade unions at state-owned railway infrastructure operator ZSR launched a strike alert because a... [more]

Trade unions at state-owned railway infrastructure operator ZSR launched a strike alert because after the expiration of the collective agreement the director general issued a unilateral internal regulation. According to the trade union organisations, the director on his own decided by this regulation to guarantee the benefits he had selected without agreement with his partners.

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Hundreds of workers, both nationals and migrant workers from Serbia and the Ukraine, have not bee... [more]

Hundreds of workers, both nationals and migrant workers from Serbia and the Ukraine, have not been paid their wages by the job agency that employed them for several months. Many of them now remain penniless at a building where the job agency housed them and lack resources to make the journey back home or even to buy food. Last month the police carried out raids on the job agency in question and arrested four men that are accused of smuggling more than a thousand of Serbs and Ukrainians for work in Slovakia and not paying them according to the hours they worked

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When doing the same work, even if they are more experienced, women get paid less than their male ... [more]

When doing the same work, even if they are more experienced, women get paid less than their male counterparts. Although the country has reduced the gender pay gap over the last years it is still one of the most unequal nations in the European Union where it comes to gender bases wages differences. The differences in hourly wages earned by men and women in the country is now 19%. According to the Department for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities at the Labour Ministry, one of the biggest obstacles remains the occupational segregation of women. The fields of education, social work, healthcare and clerical work are female-dominated and defined by their precarious wages. Two-thirds of workers who earn the minimum wage are women.

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Jaguar Land Rover and Modern Trade Union Aios Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia agreed on a new collecti... [more]

Jaguar Land Rover and Modern Trade Union Aios Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia agreed on a new collective agreement for workers at the Nitra plant that includes a relatively big wage hike. Wages will rise between 5.43% and 10%. More than 1,300 people are currently working at the plant. Jaguar Land Rover aims to produce 150000 vehicles per year at the Nitra plant.

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The draft budget for 2019 provides for salary increases as agreed by the Ministry of Finance and ... [more]

The draft budget for 2019 provides for salary increases as agreed by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health. Salaries of nurses will grow with 16% in 2019. According to this proposal, an additional budget must be available for salaries of medical staff, for reconstruction, medical equipment, screening or reversible deaths. The salaries of medical staff will increase by more than 200 million euro.

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Workers at a logistical return centre of Amazon in Sered, that employs over a 1000 people, founde... [more]

Workers at a logistical return centre of Amazon in Sered, that employs over a 1000 people, founded a trade union in order to fight for better working conditions and salaries. One of the other pressing problems that workers at the Amazon branch put forward is overtime; working hours often exceed the number stipulated by the labour code. The union wants to launch collective bargaining at the latest by the beginning of 2019.

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Employees of Volkswagen’s plant in Martin are filing a legal action against management, saying th... [more]

Employees of Volkswagen’s plant in Martin are filing a legal action against management, saying that it discriminates against employees at the Martin-based factory by not paying them a monthly 30-euro compensation benefits for transport and accommodation. In contrast, the compensation that is part of the collective agreement is paid at the other Volkswagen’s plants in the country. Modern Trade Union Volkswagen has therefore prepared, in collaboration with employees in the Martin factory, the materials necessary to file a mass action against the company management.

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