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PPS Detva fires 600 workers

Engineering firm PPS Detva has announced layoffs of over 600 of its current 1,100 employees as of this month, with more dismissals pending. The troubled firm still owes employees Sk60 million ($1.3 million) in back wages since January.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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