Slovakia - Union campaign for seven-hour work day - March 14, 2011

The 28 affiliates of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Slovakia (KOZ) have started creating an offfensive answer to the efforts of the centre-right government coalition to impose draconic labour laws reforms. KOZ and its trade unions have launched a petition drive to change the eight-hour work day to one of seven and a 25-hour work week, with no reduction in salaries. The campaign already has the necessary 350,000 signatures needed to put an initiative up for vote under Slovakia’s referendum law. But the unions will continue collecting signatures, in part, to galvanise support against Prime Minister Iveta Radicova’s labour code revisions to cut worker protections.

English: http://www.icem.org/en/78-ICEM-InBrief/4317-Slovak-Trade-Unions …

 

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

 


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