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Labour code to be amended

LABOUR Minister Ľudovít Kaník has proposed to amend a controversial labour code by next spring so that employees will be allowed 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.

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News digest: Lockdown not out of the question, PM Matovič says

The overview of news from Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič says lockdown is still in play.

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The government risks the Constitutional Court canceling the nationwide testing.

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The new fund is expected to be introduced from 2022.

Labour Minister Milan Krajniak