THE GOVERNMENT and employers' representatives have not yet been able to reach agreement with labour union representatives over the level of Slovakia's minimum wage.
The Labour Ministry originally suggested a 6.8 percent increase, which would lift the minimum wage from the current Sk5,570 (€134) per month to Sk5,950 (€143). After consultation with employers' representatives, the cabinet passed on July 16 a 9.1 percent increase, to Sk6,080 (€146) per month.
According to the daily Národná obroda, trade unions have rejected the latest offer and want the minimum wage to climb to at least Sk6,760 (€163) per month. The final decision rests with the Slovak government.
21. Jul 2003 at 0:00 | From press reports