SNS Wants to Introduce Compulsory 13th Salary in Firms in Slovakia

Slovak National Party chairman Andrej Danko (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, March 10 (TASR) – The governing Slovak National Party (SNS) wants to ensure that people who work for a firm at least for one year will get a 13th salary, TASR learnt on Friday.

The proposal should be a part of a new social programme through which the party will present its vision for social welfare after 2020.

The party claims it wants to do its utmost to enable citizens to improve their socio-economic status also by their own efforts. Therefore, it has prepared several social measures it wants to discuss with its coalition partners in the upcoming days.

These include the above mandatory 13th salary which would be exempt from a tax burden. “We want the principle of merits and productivity to be strictly followed in Slovakia. Therefore, I will talk with my coalition partners about the need to enact a 13th salary for all employees,” said SNS leader and Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko.

The principle of a 13th salary or remuneration is now only being applied by employers on a voluntary basis. This wage component thus is not claimable and it can only be agreed upon in a collective agreement.