Labour code to be amended

Labour Minister Ľudovít Kaník proposes by next spring to amend a controversial labour code to allow employees to work more overtime hours and to sign part-time work contracts, despite protests from unions.

The current labour code was changed this year to cancel part-time work contracts, cap overtime hours and require workers at all companies to elect a representative in what critics called a misguided attempt to bring Slovak labour law in line with European standards.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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