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Parliament cancels wage regulation

Parliamentary deputies adopted a cabinet-tailored amendment to the law on wages that in effect canceled wage regulation on May 11.

A July 1997 revision to the wage law had required that both state and private sector employers confine wage increases to levels consistent with increases in labour productivity. Employers who defied the law were fined.

The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family had been pushing for the cancellation of wage regulation since November 1998. The latest step removes the principal obstacle that had been preventing the Slovak Confederation of Trade Unions (KOZ) from rejoining the tripartite dialogue with the government and the Employers' Association.

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Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

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Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

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