Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Minimum wage to be raised to Sk8,900

The Labour Ministry submitted a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Slovakia from the current Sk8,100 (€268.9) to Sk8,900 (€295.5) as of the beginning of next year, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Labour Ministry submitted a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Slovakia from the current Sk8,100 (€268.9) to Sk8,900 (€295.5) as of the beginning of next year, the SITA newswire wrote.

This means the lowest hourly wage will grow from the current Sk46.60 (€1.547) to Sk51.10 (€1.697).

"The net minimum wage will be Sk7,707 (€255.9), up by Sk693 (€23)," reads the proposal.

The ministry emphasised that the suggested sum is a compromise between what was proposed by employers and the original ministry proposal.

During the talks, the Slovak Trade Unions Confederation (KOZ) proposed that the minimum wage rise to €300 (Sk9,040), employers insisted on Sk8,690 (€288.5) and the Labour Ministry originally proposed Sk9,000 (€298.8). SITA

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

PyeongChang is Kuzmina's last Olympics Video

She has no plans for the Olympics in Beijing but she may compete in Tokyo.

Anastasiya Kuzmina rejoices with her husband Daniel after a mass start biathlon race.

Tax evasion still causes problems

The state adopts several measures to curb room for tax evasion, but the effect of some is questioned.

Many firms find taxes too complicated to handle themselves.

Police recommend that Bašternák faces charges

The Special Prosecutor’s Office will decide on further moves after examining the investigation file.

One of the protests against the practices of Bašternák (L on the banner) and his connections with the Smer Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (R).

Migration activist flees Germany, Swedish attack ascribed to migrants

These are the hoaxes that appeared on the internet in the past two weeks.

The wide-spread news on a German migrant activist fleeing to Poland is a hoax.