Railways to sack 4,800 employees

Railway network operator Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ZSR) will be laying-off white-collar employees from the firm's general directorate.

During the upcoming two years, the ZSR, which is one of Slovakia's biggest employers, will fire 4,800 of its 22,000 employees in order to reduce its debts, which have reached almost Sk50 billion (€1.19 billion).

"The company may save as much as Sk1 billion (€24 million) after the removal of non-core activities, and a further Sk900 (€21.4 million) in wage costs," new ZSR Director General Roman Veselka told the daily Pravda.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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