Slovakian Prime Minister Fico puts in a night shift at ZKW in Krušovce

Prime Minister Robert Fico worked a night shift at the ZKW plant in Krušovce on May 1. “I take my hat off to all the employees here,” said Fico after finishing his shift on the headlight assembly line, praising the hard work of the workforce. He also met with the plant management beforehand. Fico explained that the government wants to increase the minimum wage to 1,000 euros per month in 2026/27. Night shift bonuses, which are linked to the minimum wage, are also to increase. “I think the people deserve it. Everything hurts me after this shift. There must be a balance between the interests of employees and employers, to whom I am grateful for Slovakia’s jobs and economic growth,” said the Prime Minister.

ZKW Slovakia is pleased that the Prime Minister positively emphasized the commitment of the employees and visited the certified green building during the night shift.
“We appreciate the Prime Minister’s political commitment to the benefit of the Slovakian population. As a company, we are clearly cautious about a rapid wage increase so as not to jeopardize our overall competitiveness as a global player in the automotive industry,” says CEO Dr. Wilhelm Steger.

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