In which sectors we operate and what did we achieve?
BUSINESS
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.
ENGINEERING AND METALLURGY
Through engineering and metallurgical factories, our members together create more than thirty-two thousand jobs throughout Slovakia.
TRANSPORT
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.
HORECA (GASTRONOMY, HOTEL INDUSTRY, TOURISM)
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.
REAL ESTATE MARKET
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.
IT
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.
POWER ENGINEERING
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.
TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
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.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY
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.
FINANCE, BANKING AND INSURANCE
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.
WOODPROCESSING INDUSTRY
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.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
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.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
„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.
EDUCATION
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.
SERVICES AND CRAFTS
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.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE
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.
POLYGRAPHY
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.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
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.
WASTE TREATMENT AND RECYCLING
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?

Instead of support in the crisis period, the government is pushing employers into a corner with additional burdens and taxes - the united employer sector in Slovakia warns

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02.12.2022
Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE), the Association of Employers' Unions and Associations of the Slovak Republic (AZZZ), the Association of Industrial Unions and Transport (APZD), as well as the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (AmCham) sharply criticized the intention of the coalition deputies from the OĽANO side to taxation of selected enterprises. They point out that the proposal is significantly discriminatory and may even lead to liquidation for many businesses in connection with the energy crisis. In addition, the largest employers' organizations emphasize that in Slovakia, for months, there has been repeated circumvention of the proper legislative process and abuse of the position of coalition parliament members. They demand the immediate withdrawal of the bill from the parliament.

Letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in connection with the ongoing crisis in the energy sector and its impact on Slovak businesses.

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The president of the National Union of Employers (NUE) sent a Letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in connection with the ongoing crisis in the energy sector and its impact on Slovak businesses. Ahead of the Informal meeting of heads of state or government in Prague, the letter has also been shared with the European Commission and Slovak Prime minister ahead of the European Council of Heads of States and Governments in Prague.

Deputies of Smer-SD are liquidating jobs - the changes they are promoting are the exact opposite of social policy

Employers associated in the National Union of Employers (NUE) criticize the amendment to the Labor Code from the workshop of the opposition Smer-SD. They point out that the parliamentary proposal directly threatens overall employment in Slovakia and in practice may negatively affect thousands of jobs across individual sectors of the economy. Employers publicly inform the deputies that submitting such a proposal in times of crisis, without any justification or discussion, is a highly irresponsible gamble with the entire economy and human lives.
What is going on?

INSTEAD OF SUPPORT IN THE CRISIS PERIOD, THE GOVERNMENT IS PUSHING EMPLOYERS INTO A CORNER WITH ADDITIONAL BURDENS AND TAXES

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Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE), the Association of Employers' Unions and Associations of the Slovak Republic (AZZZ), the Association of Industrial Unions and Transport (APZD), as well as the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (AmCham) sharply criticized the intention of the coalition deputies from the OĽANO side to taxation of selected enterprises.

COMPANIES URGENTLY NEED A GAME CHANGING EU SOLUTION ON ENERGY AND EFFECTIVE POLICIES TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS

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Today, the Presidents of BusinessEurope’s 40 member federations gathered in Stockholm at the invitation of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. They presented their priorities for the future Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for European Affairs Jessika Roswall. They also discussed how the EU should support industry during the energy crisis while preserving the Single Market with Commissioner Thierry Breton.