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STV managers receive soft cushions

THE STATE-RUN STV television network has given a narrow group of managers contracts calling for up to one year's severance pay in case they are dismissed. The contracts are meant as insurance against politically-motivated firings after fall elections, but have been heavily criticised as repeating the excesses of the station's former management before 1998 elections under Igor Kubiš.

Members of the STV Council, the television station's governing body, expressed anger at the news, with one member promising to have STV director Milan Materák dismissed if the reports prove true.

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Job ads should inform about basic salary

One of the proposal’s authors from the Smer coalition voted in May against a similar proposal authored by opposition deputies

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EMA will not relocate to Slovakia - Job ads will have to state actual payrates - Trnava factory to produce electric cars

PSA plant in Tranva.

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The Bratislava city council wants to revitalise the square by the end of 2018

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Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

Unlike the Slovak premiere hockey league, Swiss, German and Russian leagues will take a break during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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