Slovakia - Government launches social package - September 30, 2017

The government came up with a new budget that includes a social package. The package introduces an increase in the statutory minimum wage, introduction of the 13th and 14th salaries and supplementary payments for night, weekend and holiday work and more. However, the government still needs to consult on the content with the social partners. It was said that the minimum wage should grow to over 500 euro by 2020. In the announcements, it was also said that pay proposals for the public sector will be made at the beginning of 2018 that should become effective as of 2019.

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