In which sectors we operate and what did we achieve?
We save tens of millions of euros a year for entrepreneurs in Slovakia. In 2020 alone, our experts commented on more than six hundred laws - thanks to which they have already saved companies more than eight million euros in spending on occupational health services.
Through engineering and metallurgical factories, our members together create more than thirty-two thousand jobs throughout Slovakia.
More than half of Slovakia's total transport capacity, including international and domestic road transport, is covered by our members through their companies operating in the field of transport.
The HORECA segment created approximately one hundred and sixty thousand jobs before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which represents approximately 7 and a half percent of total employment in Slovakia. Ninety percent of these jobs are created by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
Almost thirty years of experience in the real estate market and a community of hundreds of professionals with backgrounds not only in Slovakia but also across Europe and the United States. This is the contribution from our members from the real estate market.
Young people dream of being paid for their time at the computer. Not a problem! More than thirty thousand IT workers are currently employed by our members - not only in Slovakia but also abroad.
Thanks to our members, you can light, heat up, and cook in your homes and workplaces for almost 100 years. Energy employers, associated in the NUE, are among the largest suppliers of electricity and gas in Slovakia. Millions of customers rely on their services every day.
More than three million Slovaks are currently connected to the fixed internet. Almost seven million users and more than a million devices in our country already have their own SIM card. The largest players in the field of telecommunications technologies at the national and international level are the members of NUE.
478,000 hectares - this is the area currently being farmed by almost sixty small and large farmers associated with NUE. Thanks to our groceries, you have fresh yogurts, milk, or coffee on the table every day.
More than 99% of the banking sector belongs to NUE. We represent not only traditional commercial banks and insurance companies but also financial advisors and brokers.
Members of NUE cover more than a hundred companies from the wood processing industry. They develop several pro-export activities and work with renewable sources of raw materials, so their activities do not pollute the environment.
The construction industry sector accounts for more than nine percent of Slovak GDP. It includes two hundred and thirty-eight thousand working people, more than half of whom are employees in construction companies and factories.
„Smart Industry“, artificial intelligence, robotics, IoT, digitization, innovative startups, but also Industry 4.0 or patents and new inventions. This is not a description of the latest sci-fi movie. We bring together key players in the field of science and research, who bring innovations to the Slovak and European industries, therefore co-creating the future of us all.
We connect secondary vocational school students with employers and have been increasing their employability for more than six years. Thousands of Slovak employers are involved in the dual education program - more than eight thousand students work for them in total.
Traditions are linked to our values - employers in the field of services and crafts associated in the NUE, promote those that benefit the whole society. At the same time, they focus mainly on the support of education and training, culture and sports, or the protection of the environment. They attach special importance to projects and activities focused on the needs of various social groups, adults, and young people.
Employers who operate in the trade sector and are also members of NUE have jointly invested more than six billion euros in Slovakia. In addition, hundreds of millions more are paid into the state budget each year.
Countless book titles and bestsellers, popular national and regional periodicals, as well as printers, photography equipment, and the education and training of young polygraphers - all of this is dealt with by our members in the field of printing.
The global coronavirus pandemic has confirmed that healthcare is a „team game“ of thousands of doctors, nurses, researchers, hospital and social service management, pharmacists, and drug distributors. The NUE represents more than thirty-two social service providers, who together provide assistance to almost fourteen and a half thousand dependent people. At the same time, our pharmacy members ensure that medicines for patients are available in pharmacies at all times.
Ecology, environmental protection, and sustainability are not neglected by employers. The members of NUE also work in the field of waste management, which they co-finance from their resources and actively participate in streamlining the system of separate collection, recovery, and recycling throughout Slovakia. Thanks to our members, towns and villages are becoming a little greener again.
What are we working on?

Industry 4.0: The revolution has begun, the disappearance or change of thousands of jobs is approaching, NUE presents a rescue plan

As many as 65 percent of today's elementary school students will take up jobs in the future that do not yet exist. In the context of Industry 4.0, Slovakia is one of the most vulnerable OECD countries - up to two out of three jobs will soon be threatened here as a result of the Industrial Revolution. The changes that will occur in the coming years will have a radical impact on the Slovak labor market. The number of people of working age will drop significantly, the problem will be significant aging of the population and brain drain abroad. In what directions will the occupations and jobs change? What skills do people have to acquire in order not to lose their careers? The answers to these questions are provided by the strategic document Job 4.0 from the NUE experts.

Skills for the future of a competitive job market in Slovakia

The world is in the process of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - that is an indisputable fact. These industrial revolutions have brought so far have had a radical impact on employees. Many jobs have disappeared, but an even more significant amount has been created, and others have undergone a substantial change in qualification requirements. Experience shows that the industrial revolution is not a "scarecrow"; more jobs have been created than lost, but at the same time, what has been done to the full and only in favor of those who were ready for its arrival. Employers have had to keep up with the times to survive and remain competitive, while employees have faced more detailed information about their skills and mastered new working practices.

Decision in favor of the competitiveness of the domestic energy-intensive industry: employers welcome the increase in resources from the Environmental Fund

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At the end of last year, the Minister of the Environment, Ján Budaj, announced that the contributions from the Envirofond for Slovak industry would increase from the original three to eleven million euros. Employers of associations in the Republican Union of Employers (RÚZ) welcome this decision and consider it a good step that will help maintain the competitiveness of the Slovak energy industry.
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Employers are preparing for the start of the omicron: there is a risk of the staffing shortage

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According to experts, the massive expansion of the omicron may cause a sudden loss of tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of employees in various sectors of the economy as early as the end of January. Employers' associations in the National Union of Employers (NUE) warn that outages in companies can be massive, in this regard, they have several requirements for the government.

A decision in favor of the competitiveness of the domestic energy-intensive industry

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At the end of last year, the Minister of the Environment, Ján Budaj, announced that the contributions from the Envirofond for Slovak industry would increase from the original three to eleven million euros. Employers of associations in the Republican Union of Employers (RÚZ) welcome this decision and consider it a good step that will help maintain the competitiveness of the Slovak energy industry.

6CEE Joint declaration on Fit For 55 package

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We, as the representatives of the industry and employers’ associations of the Central and Eastern European region, acknowledge the objectives of the EU Green Deal and its “Fit for 55” update and are ready to contribute responsibly to the EU climate neutrality target by 2050. Such profound transformation, however, is an unprecedented technological and economic challenge, requiring enormous capital spending on research and development, rethinking of production processes, and deploying breakthrough technologies to deliver substantial emission reductions.