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Tripartite talks fail, unionist strike unavoidable

Tripartite talks on September 24 failed to bring any agreement on the major demands of Slovakia's trade unions, which makes the one-hour strike proposed for September 26 almost inevitable, trade unionists say.

Slovak Trade Union Confederation (KOZ) representative Peter Gajdoš told news wire TASR that the Council of Economic and Social Agreement, consisting of government officials and representatives of employers and unions, has failed.

Tripartite head and Transport Minister Pavol Prokopovič thinks conditions for the strike have not been fulfilled. Of four major demands put to the government, he said one has been completely fulfilled, as the collective agreement in the public sector is to be signed soon.

The unions called a one-hour strike for September 26.

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

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