Slovakia - Union continues protest against Labour Code changes - June 27, 2011

Several thousand trade union members gathered in Žilina on 25 June to protest against proposed changes to the Labour Code, an overhaul of the tax and levy system, rising prices and poverty. The rally, organised by the KOVO union, began with a march through the town. The head of KOVO, Emil Machyňa, stressed that the union movement regards the current Labour Code as appropriate and sees no need for changes. “If the Code is to be changed in order to benefit capital, to facilitate lay-offs and controls over people, then this is the wrong path to take,” Machyňa said (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 January and April 2011).

English: http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/43140/10/kovo_trade_union_protests ... 

 

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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