British hospital: No more Slovak employees

SLOVAKS will no longer be recruited to work in a hospital in the British town of Basildon after eight Slovak employees were fired for misconduct.

Stanislava Smith of the British recruitment company Windsor Workforce, which arranged cleaning and food distribution jobs for Slovak applicants in the hospital, said the applicants had been asked at their interviews in Košice to bring enough money for food and accommodation until they received their first salaries.

However, when they arrived in Basildon, the Slovaks had no money to pay a deposit for their accommodation, the SITA news agency wrote.

The workers needed about Sk20,000-25,000 (€515 to €614).

"When they came they were dirty, hungry, laden with luggage and had no money for food or housing. Because they were tired, they were unable to perform their work in the hospital. As a result the hospital withdrew the contract with Windsor Workforce and the hospital announced it would no longer cooperate with Slovak citizens," said Smith.

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

UPDATED: Nationwide testing for COVID-19 is on

Long queues have formed in front of most testing points since early morning. Some drive-through sites closed in Bratislava

Testing in Trenčín, western Slovakia

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov

Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.

Zborov, the Bardejov district

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.