Slovak-Austrian Chamber of Commerce Also Critical of Labour Code Changes

22. März 2007, 00:00

The Slovak-Austrian Chamber of Commerce (SROK) is the next to voice criticism over the amendments to the Labour Code

The Slovak-Austrian Chamber of Commerce (SROK) is the next to voice criticism over the amendments to the Labour Code.

The limitations to overtime work hours, alongside the growing power of trade unions compared to private employers were among the troublesome points, according to SROK members. In particular, companies disagree over trade unions right to suspend operations within a company under certain circumstances.

“Associating in trade unions through civic associations runs the risk that other subjects push through interests of other entities, which might be political, may interfere into relations between employers and employees," the SROK said in a statement.

The amendments, drafted by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry, has already drawn criticism from all employers organisations and many of the opposition parties. The changes have also been the subject of discussion at this weeks meetings of the tripartite council comprising representatives of government, trade unions and employers.

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