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?

The purchase of energy and gas is a complete lottery - employers call on the government to present a crisis plan for solutions as soon as possible, the energy crisis affects us all, they refer

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13.09.2022
Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) demand that the government adopts a comprehensive plan to help the Slovak industry as quickly as possible in connection with the energy crisis. They point out that the consequences of massive energy price increases are felt by all sectors, and without the immediate adoption of systemic measures, the following months will be fatal for many businesses. According to them, limiting production, suspending production, closing operations, and mass layoffs may soon become a reality in Slovakia.

Employers sound the alarm: the coalition crisis has become another pretext for parliamentary anarchy

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Taxation of oil, restrictions on the sale of certain goods, or several changes in the area of taxes - are just some of the points of the upcoming meeting of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NR SR). Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) have identified up to a hundred different bills that will directly impact the business environment. They draw attention to further circumvention of the regular legislative process, which confirms that draft laws are introduced without discussion, literally at the last moment, primarily from coalition MPs.

Employers are calling on members of parliament to postpone the deadline for mandatory reporting of partners' data to the commercial register

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Employers associated in the National Union of Employers (NUE) call on the coalition deputies to postpone the obligation to report the identification data of partners to the commercial register to a later date. The addition of data was supposed to happen automatically, but due to the state's error, thousands of shareholders and partners are forced to submit to the commercial register, which causes unnecessary financial, administrative and time costs for entrepreneurs and the state itself.
What is going on?

Unacceptable for the employers: MPs want to raise taxes without any discussion

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On August 26, 2022, with almost 100 other draft laws, an amendment to the Act on a special levy from businesses in regulated industries was submitted to the National Assembly of the Slovak Republic, which MP Milan Vetrák submitted. From the point of view of employers, the amendment belongs to the draft laws with the worst impact on the business environment, which under no circumstances should be proposed in the form of a parliamentary proposal but should be submitted to a regular legislative process that allows for the evaluation of its short-term and long-term impacts on the economy and society.

The purchase of energy and gas is a complete lottery - employers call on the government to present a crisis plan for solutions as soon as possible

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Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) demand that the government adopts a comprehensive plan to help the Slovak industry as quickly as possible in connection with the energy crisis. They point out that the consequences of massive energy price increases are felt by all sectors, and without the immediate adoption of systemic measures, the following months will be fatal for many businesses. According to them, limiting production, suspending production, closing operations, and mass layoffs may soon become a reality in Slovakia.

Employers are again asking parliamentary party leaders to stop legislative anarchy

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Employers associated with the National Union of Employers are calling on the coalition and opposition parties to stop the legislative anarchy in the form of several parliamentary proposals that significantly harm the business environment. The companies are asking the leaders of the parliamentary parties that all these proposals should be withdrawn at the current meeting of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.