Tripartite adopts framework agreement on Labour Code

PM Robert Fico announced on April 17 that representatives of the three official partners of the Tripartite Agreement - the government, employers, and trade unions - have adopted a framework agreement on six of the most problematic issues in the proposed amendment to the Labour Code.

No agreement was reached on compensation for people who are made redundant, Fico said, but the framework agreement will be examined by the government and parliamentary sessions on April 18. The government is expected to approve the Labour Code and submit it to the parliament, where the possible minor contradictions should be dealt with.

According to Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Viera Tomanová, all parties concerned have agreed to drop some of their demands and have been able to reach a compromise.

The National Union of Employers (RÚZ), however, claims that representatives of the RÚZ, the Trade Union Confederation and the Federation of Employers' Associations didn't reach an agreement on most of the controversial points at the meeting with Fico. Although the RÚZ stated that it appreciated his constructive attitude, it also said that it regards the proposed obligation for employers to pay trade union representatives as the biggest problem, even though Fico had earlier claimed that this problem has been dealt with.

It also claimed that only two out of 30 controversial points were settled at Tuesday's meeting.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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