Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

EU will bring educated higher wages

Slovakia's entry to the EU would generally raise wages, but mainly for the most educated members of society, according to research by labour market research group Trexima.

According to Tremixa boss Gejza Mihaly, "highly qualified staff will be valued at four to five times those in unspecialised manual work. The difference in pay according to qualifications will continue to grow."

Currently, there are large differences between pay levels in Slovakia and the EU. For example, bus drivers in Slovakia earn Sk16,000 (384 euro) per month - a quarter of that in Holland, and seventh of the wages bus drivers earn in Germany and Ireland.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Safari under High Tatras Video

Marek Stolarčík from Kežmarok filmed unique video.

Illustration stock photo

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.