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The amendment to the law will significantly affect the family budgets of low-income groups of the population

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It will negatively affect the most vulnerable groups of the Slovak population and cut even more from family budgets at a time of extreme inflation - this is how employers, associated in the National Union ofEmployers (NUE), assess the latest amendment to the law from the Ministry of Health's workshop. In this context, they call on the government to start a professional discussion with social partners before adopting it and thus prevent negative impacts on Slovak households in times of crisis.

Next year, the minimum wage will increase beyond the scope of the law

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For the first time in history, the social partners reached a joint agreement, taking into account the current situation and the significant increase in inflation, according to them, the proposed rate should help eliminate negative impacts on Slovak households.

Employers welcome the inclusion of nuclear energy and gas as clean energy sources

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Employers associated in the National Union of Employers (NUE) welcome the decision of the European Parliament (EP), which approved the inclusion of nuclear and gas among green investments. In the context of the energy crisis and the sharp increase in energy prices, which the entire European Union (EU) is currently facing, they consider this decision a step in the right direction.

Where to look for sources of funding for government social packages?

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For the past thirteen years, public administration revenues in Slovakia have grown as the sixth fastest among European Union (EU) countries. Its expenses also increased significantly - the average salary of employees in the public sector increased by almost 83%. The number of state employees is constantly growing, approaching the 430,000 mark, despite the billions invested in the electronification of public administration. The tax burden on companies and wages in our country is still the highest among the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The results of the analysis were prepared by the Institute of Economic and Social Analysis for the National Union of Employers (NUE).

The NUE pilot project: a cure for acute shortage of workers?

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Significant increase in the chances of graduates of secondary vocational schools to apply, a quality guarantee that will make it easier for employers to find new employees and confirm that jobseekers are trained in accordance with real labor market needs. The project brings added value to schools that are leading students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for practice. Thanks to NUE, hundreds of the best recent high school graduates from all over Slovakia received certificates that confirm the quality of the acquired knowledge and skills this school year.

Is our food and trade industry able to use the benefits of digitization as a advantage?

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The development of digitization and automation is significantly changing the functioning of most economic sectors. At the same time, it sets new requirements for the skills of employees. The question of success in the process of digital transformation is the degree of readiness of all of us - businesses, households and the state. The current challenges facing Slovakia in this area and the possibilities of deepening the government's closer cooperation with the social partners were the subject of today's interactive workshop of the National Union of Employers (NUE).

The rule of law, direct communication and more effective cooperation of the government with the social partners - extraordinary tripartite negotiations brought several promises of the Prime Minister

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The circumvention of the ordinary legislative process and the adoption of key laws behind closed doors should not be repeated - this is the conclusion of an extraordinary tripartite meeting with Prime Minister Eduard Heger. Employers of associations in the National Union of Employers (NUE) welcome the Prime Minister's efforts to streamline cooperation and fully support his intention to actively participate in the negotiations of the Economic and Social Council of the Slovak Republic.

Employers' meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Development of the war in Ukraine, the sixth sanctions package of the European Union, cutting off Slovakia and domestic companies from Russian oil, energy, the rule of law, and possible risks that threaten individual member states in connection with the escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict - those were the main topics of today's joint meeting between employers of NUE and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Korčok.

Prague declaration - BusinessEurope´s council of presidents

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The increasingly tense geopolitical situation and the consequences of the ongoing war in Ukraine, that is the key task of restoring security, stability and prosperity to Europe lies on the Czech Republic, which will chair the Council of the European Union for six months and thus BusinessEurope. It is in this context, at the invitation of the Czech Confederation of Industry and Transport, the Presidents of BusinessEurope, from fourty member employers' organizations, met in Prague to jointly define the priorities of the Czech Presidency.

Employers positively accepted the Prime Minister's offer for a joint discussion - though they hope that it does not come too late

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Slovak employer associations welcome the offer Eduard Heger government at a joint meeting. You call on the government to engage in constructive social dialogue and believe that the dates for meetings with the social partners will not come until key changes in corporate taxation have been approved.

Employers issued a report card to the government - the fulfillment of key promises is still missing

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The program statement of the Slovak government raised considerable expectations among employers. The long-delayed reforms and improvements in the business environment should have brought a significant improvement thanks to the comfort of the constitutional majority, which declared common goals in the parliament. The actual performance of the government's mandate falls short of expectations, not only as a result of the war in Ukraine or the pandemic. Employers associated in the National Union of Employers (NUE) evaluate the current period of governance and call on the government to speed up the implementation of key reform processes.

#employers to offer graduates something extra on top of the diploma on a pilot basis

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This year, it allows them to obtain a "NUE Certificate" in addition to a graduation certificate, apprenticeship certificate or graduate diploma, which brings them added value in the subsequent application on the labor market.