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Constitutional Court suspends law on nurses’ minimum salaries
12 Jul 2012 Flash News
Slovakia’s Constitutional Court supported a proposal by the general prosecutor's first secretary to review the constitutionality of the Act on Minimum Salaries for Nurses and Midwives and suspended the validity of the law, the TASR newswire reported based on a statement from the Constitutional Court’s spokesperson, Anna Pančurová, on July 11.
A newly-formed nurses' union shared the disappointment.
"We consider this to be an attack against democracy and will consider filing a motion with the Constitutional Court over similar laws concerning the salaries of, for instance, judges, police officers or soldiers. We deem this to be discriminatory ... dealing only with one group of employees and, therefore, the [ruling’s] validity should be suspended," stated Viliam Záborský, the head of the nurses and midwives’ union (OZSPA).
The law granted higher minimum salaries to nurses in April but many health care facilities had found ways to circumvent it, TASR wrote.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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