Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Retailers face having to close shops on certain holidays

Retailers may have to close on certain national holidays if a Labour Code amendment proposal is successful, it was announced on April 1. The amendment, which was proposed by coalition MPs Marta Damborská (SNS), Ľudmila Mušková (ĽS-HZDS) and Ján Podmanický (Smer-SD), was moved on to its second reading in Parliament on April 1.

Retailers may have to close on certain national holidays if a Labour Code amendment proposal is successful, it was announced on April 1. The amendment, which was proposed by coalition MPs Marta Damborská (SNS), Ľudmila Mušková (ĽS-HZDS) and Ján Podmanický (Smer-SD), was moved on to its second reading in Parliament on April 1.

Muškova told SLOVAKIA that the main goal was to enable families to spend state-observed holidays together.

"We were approached by mothers who have to go to work when their children and other family members are at home."

The Labour Code allows work on these days only in special circumstances, such as for 24/7 operations, and when work is essential in order to prevent situations that threaten life or health, said the MPs.

According to the proposal, it would be possible for employers at certain facilities to agree with their staff that they will work on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve after 12 p.m., and Christmas Day. These facilities include petrol stations, hospitals and pharmacies, airports, ports and other transport facilities, and outlets that sell transport tickets and souvenirs.

The amendment is in line with the European Social Charter. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo