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6CEE Joint declaration on Fit For 55 package

EU
press news
environment
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.

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

education
digitalization
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.

Social dialogue is stuck during pandemic - less high-quality legislation is the result

social dialogue
projects
While Slovakia is struggling with fundamental health and social challenge in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, attention is paid in particular to the effectiveness of government measures to help overcome it. However, the negative impacts on employers and employees - which these extraordinary measures often have - remain a somewhat overlooked aspect

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

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covid-19
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.

Employers are evaluating the education reform

education
legislation
Employers welcome the effort to reform universities, but point out that more significant changes are needed due to the deteriorating situation in the long run.

Both companies and employees can pay dearly for Slovakia's digital competitiveness in the future

digitalization
projects
Lifelong learning
Abandoned factories, industrial collapse and job losses: employers and employees are on the same boat - unless they keep up with the digital age, they will have a hard time.

Rational management of the pandemic is failing

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covid-19
Employers of National Union of Employers (NUE) point out that the government has been ignoring their requests for joint communication in the area of taking anti-epidemic measures for months. Despite the approaching third wave of the pandemic, shortcomings, errors and chaos in the adopted decrees and concrete measures persist, which will eventually be paid for by the entire country as the epidemic situation worsens significantly. Employers' representatives also lack an evaluation of the effectiveness of the anti-epidemic measures taken so far, which would make it possible to learn from the mistakes of the past.

Unvaccinated employees cause problems for companies

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covid-19
According to the valid decree, establishments can choose which groups of the population they will provide their services to on a temporary basis in the event of a worsening epidemic situation. However, employers in the Republican Employers' Union (RÚZ) point out that the legislation does not regulate in any way the conditions of entry of the employees of the establishments themselves. According to the valid decree, companies do not have the opportunity to find out and reliably verify whether their employees are vaccinated or not, nor to make their entry into operations conditional in any way.

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
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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.

Employers motivate their employees to be vaccinated

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The cost of the unvaccinated is in the thousands of euros, there are still few fully vaccinated: Slovak employers have chosen a path of positive motivation - they reward their employees for vaccinations.

Employers suffer from an acute shortage of employees

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labour market
Employers point to an acute shortage of workers - the most vacancies are in the agriculture, food, trade, engineering and ICT sectors.

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.