Slovakia - Tug-of-war on labour code likely - November 1, 2010

The government of Prime Minister Iveta Radičová is meeting different opinions in realising its intention of making the country’s labour law more flexible, and the negotiations over changes that have just begun could easily turn into a lengthy tug-of-war. The trade unions are happy with the law’s current form, while the National Union of Employers (RÚZ) is demanding that it be made as brief as possible and more flexible. All in all, the current wording of the Labour Code suits the Confederation of Trade Unions (KOZ) and the confederation will resist any substantial changes to it, Otto Ewiak, the spokesman of KOZ, told a Slovakian magazine.


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.

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