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
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.
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?

Employers and employees are in the same boat - unless they keep up with the digital age, they will have to face hard times

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21.10.2021
Employers of associations in the National Union of Employers (NUE) met with representatives of trade unions, government representatives, and members of the European Parliament. Together, they discussed not only the current state of Slovakia's digital competitiveness but also the real possibilities of fulfilling the framework agreement of the European social partners in the field of digitization. That the world is in the process of the fourth Industrial Revolution is an indisputable fact. The changes that these industrial revolutions have brought so far have had a radical impact on employees. A large part of the jobs has disappeared, but an even larger part has been created and others have undergone a significant change in qualification requirements.

An event that finally provokes a response: the debate on higher education reform is advancing, employers are making concrete proposals to improve the quality of higher education

The amendment to the Act on Higher Education (Colleges and Universities), introduced by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports (MŠVVaŠ) SR, triggered an avalanche of emotions on the part of academia and finally activated a society-wide debate on and job-ready graduates. While the academic community has been focusing on petitions and organizing protests against the proposed changes in recent weeks, employers and associations in the National Union of Employers (NUE) want to contribute constructively to the discussion - they are coming up with concrete proposals on how to move Slovak higher education forward and bring it closer to the quality level of advanced countries.
What is going on?

The lockdown in Slovakia has begun: employers are calling for clear rules and functional support schemes

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Employers in the NUE, given the current epidemic situation, respect the government's decision to declare a state of emergency. However, in connection with regular inspections and testing of unvaccinated employees, the Union is asking for clear instructions on how to proceed from Monday, as well as for a definitive solution to the issue of financing the tests themselves. At the same time, they point out that in connection with the significant reduction in the activities of the gastronomy, hospitality and tourism sectors, the state must immediately introduce functional assistance schemes that will help employers maintain employment and compensate for their losses.

SLOVAK EMPLOYERS SUPPORT VACCINATION

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covid-19
We, the employers who create job opportunities throughout Slovakia, express our full support to the health professionals in the hospitals in the covid wards. We highly value their extremely demanding work and continuous commitment in difficult conditions in order to save the health and lives of many of our colleagues.

An event that finally provokes a response: the debate on higher education reform is advancing, employers are making concrete proposals to improve the quality of higher education

education
press news
The amendment to the Act on Higher Education (Colleges and Universities), introduced by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports (MŠVVaŠ) SR, triggered an avalanche of emotions on the part of academia and finally activated a society-wide debate on and job-ready graduates. While the academic community has been focusing on petitions and organizing protests against the proposed changes in recent weeks, employers and associations in the National Union of Employers (NUE) want to contribute constructively to the discussion - they are coming up with concrete proposals on how to move Slovak higher education forward and bring it closer to the quality level of advanced countries.