I want to reduce numbers on minimum wage, says Prime Minister

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I want to reduce numbers on minimum wage, says Prime Minister

02. 05. 2018 14:38

I'll try to make the number of people earning the minimum wage lower every year, stated Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) during Labour Day celebrations in Žilina on Tuesday, which were organised by Slovak and Czech trade unionists. "This isn't only a holiday marking Labour Day, but I'm glad that today's May 1 is also the day when things that will improve the working conditions for people working in Slovakia are coming into force. The things we promised a year ago in Nitra and today, they are a reality," said the premier, referring to the hikes in bonuses for working at night, at weekends and during holidays. All these changes are part of an amendment to the Labour Code that has come into force on May 1. The Czech and Slovak unions in Žilina criticised the level of salaries which are significantly lower than salaries in western countries.


Gavin Shoebridge, Photo: TASR

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