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Re-verification of the employer's dual education capacity

dual education
If the employer whose certificate expires on 31.8.2022 is interested in continuing to provide practical instruction, it is necessary to undergo a re-verification of competence. This also applies if the certificate holder has not yet started practical instruction but is interested in launching it.

Educating for the future - preparing students for the green labor market

education
environment
Environmental protection and the green economy are on the rise - current trends are placing increasing emphasis on environmental friendliness and long-term sustainability in all areas of social life and the economy, including industry. The production of individual products uses less and less energy and uses sustainable and recyclable materials. Labor market requirements are changing - the question of how to obtain future experts in the field of green economy is increasingly being debated. Therefore, NUE has prepared a study that examines the possibilities of creating a new group of teaching and study fields of education that reflect the green transformation of society.

Trends Shaping the Future of Work in CEE

EU
WorkTransitionCEE
digitalization
Today we launch the “Trends Shaping the Future of Work in CEE” report, under the WorkTransitionCEE project umbrella. The report explores the available pathways to progress and how can the CEE countries become the frontrunners of the digital transformation for the benefit of employers and employees alike.

General Assembly of the NUE 2022

social dialogue
press news
At this year's General Assembly of the National Union of Employers, top business representatives and government members, including the MP, discussed the most critical topics and potential steps toward improving the Slovak business environment and ensuring predictable conditions for companies even in the current situation.

The war in Ukraine versus the conflict EU climate goals - What will be the future of industry in a climate-neutral Europe?

social dialogue
EU
The green transformation of European industry and the tools to ensure climate neutrality have been one of the European Commission's key priorities in recent years. However, the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the world's economies or the outbreak of war in Ukraine, can greatly complicate the achievement of set goals. The key question in recent days is how to ensure the energy security and independence of the European Union and the individual Member States.

European employers fully support the EU's action against Russia

EU
Ukraine
The last days have demonstrated that the EU’s global strength comes from its economic power based on European values. It is of utmost importance that the EU takes good care of its economy. Successive shocks show the importance of building a more resilient European economy and cushion the secondary effects of this crisis.

Slovak employers have identified the skills for the future

labour market
As many as 92% of jobs will require a certain level of digital skills after 2025. At the same time, more than half of the positions are in danger of disappearing if they are not transformed. In this context, NUE conducted a questionnaire survey entitled "Skills for the future of a competitive labor market in Slovakia", which identified how and to what extent digitization, automation, artificial intelligence and other global innovation topics will turn the labor market and skills / competences into jobs. positions of individual economic sectors.

Guidelines for the employment of Ukrainian citizens in Slovakia

Ukraine
legislation
Granting of a temporary three-month refuge, the law on asylum and employment of the Ukrainian population in Slovakia - see an overview of the key obligations of employers in connection with the possible employment of the citizens of Ukraine in the context of the war.

Employers condemn Russia's attack on Ukraine and are ready to help

Ukraine
press news
Employers associated in the National Union of Employers (NUE) publicly condemn the Russian Federation's attack on Ukraine. They point out that Russia, through its violent and barbaric actions, has grossly violated all the principles on which advanced international law operates. Crossing the borders of the sovereign and sovereign state that Ukraine is and the subsequent unleashing of a military conflict are considered unacceptable. They therefore call on politicians to stop politicizing, to take a united stand and to provide immediate assistance to Ukraine and its people in these difficult times.

There will be no nuclear tax or higher electricity prices for households

legislation
Slovenské elektrárne will provide part of its electricity to Slovak households at lower prices than they could sell it on the stock exchange in the coming years. In return, the government assured them that it would not increase their taxes and fees by 2025 and would repeal the proposal for a new 50 percent tax on profits from nuclear power plants. At the same time, the withdrawal of the proposal to introduce a tax on profits from nuclear power plants comes after massive public criticism from NUE and individual employers' associations. Employers unanimously pointed out that the introduction of this tax would be liquidating for the Slovak nuclear sector, would significantly affect other sectors of the Slovak economy and would also cause an outflow of foreign investors from our country.

Employers warn of possible destabilisation of energy sector

social dialogue
legislation
This is an expression of non-respect of pre-election promises and commitments of members of the ruling coalition, but also of the basic principles of the rule of law. The NUE therefore calls on the competent authorities to withdraw the bill from the sitting of parliament and, together with all the entities concerned, to start discussing systemic solutions for increasing energy prices as soon as possible.

Where will $33 billion end up? The government is far behind in drawing EU funds

EU
legislation
press news
EU funds, the Recovery and Resilience Plan, the Common Agricultural Policy, the Just Transition Fund, the CEF – the Connecting Europe Facility – are just some of the resources from which Slovakia can make contributions of more than thirty-three billion euros by 2027. Currently, the Slovak government spends on average only about €1.2 billion per year from EU funds. Employers, associations in the NUE, warn that there is a risk that our government will not be able to completely exhaust the resources. It is possible that billions of euros will have to be returned to Brussels.