Slovakia - Night shifts, weekend work and holiday pay discussed - November 30, 2017

The Parliament discusses surcharges and other work-related measures from the so-called ‘social package’, the ruling coalition’s social proposals and draft bills. The package features, for instance, 13th and 14th month payments, an increase in minimum wage, exempting working pensioners from the payment of income taxes and an increase in bonuses for night and weekend work. In a draft revision to the Labour Code some MPs propose to increase surcharges for night work from the current 20% to 50% of the minimum wage, i.e. from €0.50 extra per hour to €1.25 per hour as of May 2018. According to the government, about 250,000 people work night shifts, which, when compared to the size of the population, is an absolute record. The revision of the Labour Code will also include a ban on social dumping.   

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