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Quality and functional social dialogue (not only) in times of crisis is essential

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For more than two years in Slovakia, one crisis alternates with another. In addition to new challenges in the form of a pandemic or an energy and inflation crisis, our country also has to deal with unstoppable global technological progress and profound changes in the labor market. Today, employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) jointly discussed how to ensure that companies and their employees can keep up with the accelerated transformation of the labor market with representatives of the Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic (MIRRI), universities, as well as with social partners from Slovakia and Romania.

The kick-off of the AdultLearningROSK project will start the European Year of Skills for employers in Slovakia and Romania

digitalization
projects
Lifelong learning
The kick-off of the AdultLearningROSK project - international cooperation of employers and universities in Slovakia and Romania will take place on January 19, 2023. The initial meeting of the project partners aims to present the project and discuss it with the most important stakeholders in the field of adult education.

THE BUREAUCRATIC NONSENSE OF 2022 - RESULTS ARE HERE

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Out of the 57 nominated absurdities in 2022, an administrative burden due to the new, much more complicated calculation of the tax bonus won first place.

Employers welcome the political agreement on the abolition of concessionary fees

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Employers associated in the National Union of Employers (NUE) welcome the political agreement on the abolition of concessionaire fees. It was the RÚZ that for a long time publicly pointed out that the collection of concession fees is inefficient, administratively demanding and significantly harmful to the business sector - employers had to pay the fees for years despite the fact that neither they nor their employees used television in the workplace.

Employers: Collecting political points is more important to MPs than the future of the country

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legislation
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In a joint statement, the APZD, the AZZZ, the NUE, the ZMOS, and Klub 500 express their deep disappointment at the approach of the members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, who prefer cheap populism and collecting electoral votes to the prosperity of Slovakia. Increasing companies' costs through an amendment to the Labor Code without any reasonable justification and discussion is considered by company representatives to be a highly irresponsible gamble with the entire economy and the future of Slovakia.

Vote for the Bureaucratic Nonsense of 2022

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For the eleventh time, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to select the Bureaucratic Nonsense of the Year and, through this "anti-price", direct the attention of the competent to legislative measures that unnecessarily complicate their lives and point out the consequences of poor quality in the adopted legislation.

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

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legislation
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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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EU
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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.

Employers criticize other parliamentary proposals, created without discussion

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Members of Parliament have already moved several parliamentary proposals to the second reading, which fundamentally increase the tax and levy burden on employers and will have significant negative impacts on domestic businesses. Proposals continue to be created behind closed doors and without professional discussion with employers. The largest employers' unions and organizations criticize this procedure and request the withdrawal of proposals.

AdultLearningROSK projekt starts!

projects
Lifelong learning
Employers associated with the National Union of Employers (NUE) have joined forces with social partners from Romania and other international organizations. The international project "Challenges from the time of the pandemic: lifelong learning in Slovakia and Romania," - AdultLearningROSK will help businesses and their employees learn from the pandemic experience and thus better prepare for the future.

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.

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.