Slovakia - Unions still fighting for better pay guaranty in education - September 30, 2017

The Education and Science Employees Trade Union (OZPŠaV’s) has announced that it will not sign a memorandum on social reconciliation with the government, which was supposed to guarantee teachers’ salary increases of in total 26.25 percent by 2020 on condition that the educators would forget their right to organise strikes until 2020. In response to the trade union’s move, the coalition leaders announced that the cabinet will increase salaries only by the first promised 6% as of September 2017, while further increases by the same percentage planned for September 2018 and 2019 are not guaranteed. The PM said that the unionists rejected an offer for record salary hikes, so the cabinet can only provide the first part of the deal.

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