Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Teachers’ unions reject government pay offer

Unions representing Slovak public school teachers and other school staff, who are currently engaged in a dispute over pay and other issues with the government, have rejected a pay rise offered by the cabinet.

Unions representing Slovak public school teachers and other school staff, who are currently engaged in a dispute over pay and other issues with the government, have rejected a pay rise offered by the cabinet.

They said that although the offer was presented as a 7.5-percent pay rise, it only guaranteed a 5-percent rise, with the remaining increase to come from supposed administrative savings. The government had already offered the teachers a 5-percent rise before they started striking last week. They are seeking a 10-percent rise.

Union leaders said their strike, which was suspended on November 28 after three days, will not resume before Christmas, but that other mass protests may be held.

Source: Sme

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

Top stories

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár

Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

Illustrative stock photo

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.