Smer will cut overtime
The coalition party Smer wants to cut the overtime a company may impose on a worker from the current 150 to 100 hours annually, announced party leader Robert Fico. Slovakia has among the highest overtime hours worked of all EU countries. Fico would not say whether the overtime that is allowed upon agreement between workers and companies would be cut from the current 250 hours annually.
Businesspeople disagree, pointing out labor shortages. They complain Smer’s election campaign will hurt the business environment.