Farmers say labour rules crimping harvest

Slovak farmers have demanded another revision to the Labour Code, whose rules restrict overtime to a maximum 300 hours per year. Now entering the harvest season, farmers say the law is preventing them from getting crops in.

Many employers have complained the Code, which took effect April 1 this year, seeks to over-regulate the labour market to protect workers from perceived exploitation.


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News digest: Lockdown effects not fully seen yet, Bratislava shuts schools

Lockdown reduces mobility and new cases, but not hospitalisations. Cabinet approves €500 vouchers for seniors.


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Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Some schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


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Finance Minister Igor Matovič presented his latest idea to boost vaccination rate and help businesses hit by the pandemic.

Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

The vouchers should be given to old people who decide to get vaccinated, to be subsequently spent on goods and services.


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