Slovakia - Labour force reduction continues at U.S. Steel - August 31, 2016

Trade unions oppose the strategy of steelmaker U.S. Steel Košice reducing on a monthly basis its labour force (see our June newsletter). Trade unionists disagree with the company’s intention to cancel 28 to 29 jobs each month, finding it to be a circumvention of the Labour Code’s provision on mass layoffs. The local labour office has to be notified of a mass layoff, which means 30 employees, and the 28 or 29 layoffs a month regime started in April. Meanwhile, the employer is avoiding a commitment agreed upon by the social partners (the so-called tripartite of labour, business and government) in the valid collective agreement, since it pledged itself not to apply the Labour Code's provision on the mass layoff during its validity.

English: http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20215949/u-s-steel-trade-unions-disagree …   

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