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.
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17. Mar 2003 at 12:23