PM calling for tougher labour code

30-08-2010

Prime Minster Petr Nečas has called for a tougher labour code than that proposed by the labour and social affairs minister, Jaromír Drábek. In an interview for the business daily Hospodářské Noviny the prime minister said the proposal did not go far enough in giving employers greater flexibility. Mr. Nečas, who himself served as labour minister in the previous government, has suggested among other things that employers should be able to fire an employee without stating a reason other than general dissatisfaction with performance, that the two-months notice period should be shorted to one month and that the standard three-month trial period should be extended to four months.