The KOVO trade union announced on Tuesday, February 8, that the local public transport service in Žilina will be suspended between 14:30 and 15:00 today, Wednesday, February 9, for a KOVO-led protest against planned changes to the Labour Code, KOVO head Emil Machyňa said, as reported by the TASR newswire.
Machyňa apologised in advance to the public on behalf of the union for any inconvenience which would be caused. "But the Labour Code is such an important legal norm that we need to protest so that the government realises that we don't agree with the substantial changes [that have been proposed]," he said, adding that the proposed amendment of the Labour Code weakens the rights of employees and unions.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Feb 2011 at 10:00