The two day warning strike by teachers last week, which fizzled out only to reignite as some schools went back on strike on Monday, has finally produced a halfway compromise with the government upping its original offer of a 5% hike in wages to 7.5%.
Although it is not the 10% demanded by teachers, they would be hard stretched to demand more and so will hold an extraordinary assembly to decide whether or not to accept the final offer, which will up their monthly income by an average of around EUR 40. The plan is to increase salaries by 5% and get another 2.5% from the money sent to local authorities that is now used for other expenses.
Don’t worry too much Juraj you can buy another VW wheel on your return to work in Slovakia. Given the extraordinary salaries on offer at the moment, it might be all you can afford pal. Sadly the world is not a perfect place and there are black crows everywhere, the secret is not to let them shite on you.
Smug, this brings a whole new meaning to the line `the wheel fell off`
…perhaps it didm and Jurki just did not notice the car listing to port ???
Eehm, considering constantly rising price of living here in UK, car insurance,energies, property prices and rents, etc.. even those ”extraordinary ” salaries are nothing to shout about for most of the UK population…and UK’s debts per head is on of the ‘biggest in the world’ . Britain is in debt on a grand scale and it’s increasing every day, and so people are nothing more than debt junkies.
As JB appears busy on other `the daily` dot cz, dot hu and many others.
Some great news is happening for Slowvaks that just cannot go unreported .
The government whilst it has offered schools money from the state budget, that should be distributed in such a way, as to ensure it is allocated to teachers salaries and not transferred to cover school administration costs,….. but it is not clear that the proposed approach will work?…well Huh ???
In the latest issue of the global chart of corruption perception from 2012, conducted by Transparency International, Slovakia placed 62 out of the 176 countries evaluated.This means that Slovakia was ranked as the fifth most corrupt country among the European Union member states.
Slovakia’s Fico parliament, has approved a bill which will change tax rates for individuals and companies, and which will in the process end the country’s once-celebrated flat-tax system.
Slovak state-run railway carrier Cargo has confirmed it will dismiss about 600 of its sad. lazy employees between now and the end of next year. Spokesperson Monika Schmidtová cited an “optimisation” process was happening .
Just great to live here eh ?
I am glad you took task of a self-professed reporter Georgina. I am sure you looked forward to announce something which undoubtedly ”warm up” your heart.
If this also make you happy, I can announce you that one of my wheels of my one year old VW car, got stolen outside of the hotel near Heathrow Airport last night in your faultless Britain. Believe it or not.
Just great to live here eh ?
Gosh another Georgina ..so original.
Are you Dimbo Logheads twin sister then ??
Why would anyone steal ONE of your wheels on an old VW car, near Heathrow Airport last night ?? Only a dope would take one wheel, rather than a set of four …….but snap, hey there, you got you have your answer, in your own hands, the thief was a dumcluck Slowvak, no ???
Why just one wheel Georgina? You tell me , you know everything! Maybe they have been disturbed? Maybe someone needed the same wheel after crash damage?
…ooh, maybe just for same reason why many cyclist in London take their bicycle SEATS to their offices as otherwise they will go missing??
And no :), the VW is 13 months old ..
One wheel stolen? Are you sure that is wasn’t removed by someone because you had parked with the same regard drivers here park – blocking someone in, obstructing a door or just ignoring a No Parking sign? Also if you go to Halfords or Tesco you can buy lockable wheel nuts as recommended by most UK insurance campanies. Hardly the crime of the century but its given you something else to complain about – here in Neverneverland they steal all four wheels or just fire the car.
In another post you complain about rising prices, the cost of living and the level of personal debt in the UK – you can always come home and hand your hard earned cash to the corrupt and incompetent here, pay your flat rate income tax and enjoy the rising prices current govt policies have created.
Wheel removed because of bad parking? Is that what they do in your homeland, or you just smoked something you can’t handle ?
Grandpa Craphold should definitely NOT smoke in his car. One microsleep episode and the car is on fire. That’s probably what happened the last time. After that his wife probably had to remove the burned wheels.
Here we go, mistery solved!
I have never had car wheels stolen is SVK, neither I know anybody or heard of anybody who had his car wheels stolen.
I had a car radio stolen once. Then I bought a one with removable front panel. This is what I call a minor crime episode!!
It is Okay losgar,
Dave says :
”go to Halfords or Tesco you can buy lockable wheel nuts”
Problem solved, Thanks Dave! Shouldn’t I weld the wheels to the axles instead- that could be the way forward!
Me and my colleague had also Sat-nav’s stolen from company cars – side windows smashed..( £195 to replace + £130 new sat-nav)
I wonder what will be Grandpa’s advise – buy bulletproof windows for the car from Tesco or Halford?
Thats what I like to see – a spineless government giving in to demands and opening the door for every other group of non jobs to make equally rediculous pay claims. 5% from the govt the other 2.5% from the local authority funds – so the teachers stay well paid and shielded from the realities of life and either the councils don’t spend the 2.5% on books, new desks, computers or repairing the roads, on the other hand they could just up local taxes to cover the extra expense and all of us, with and without school age kids, pay to keep Prof. Smith in the style he is accustomed too. I don’t know about other authorities but our local clowns are staring into a huge mire of financial shortages and over spends – they faced the same problem last year and closed some schools and made teachers redundant, so while the teachers may be celebrating a victory I thinks some of them will not be so happy come the year end.
On a more specific note – I found the “engineered” involvement of some students in this industrial dispute a clear indication of the total lack of integrity within the teachers ranks.
Dave, Dave , Dave ….the school Heads will just ask the parents to `help` pay for all the missing cash on books, new desks, computers etc . As for making teachers redundant, and celebrating a victory, I also thinks some of them will not be so happy come next year ….First Language English speaking teachers will be first out of course, in fair minded Slowvakia .
Back to the topic after sick slick hick Georgina hit his head with a brick, pick and stick…
The government achieved what it wanted – still looks tough, it’s minister of finance still talks about 5%. And at the same time it’s minister of education talks about 7,5% so there is no reason to strike anymore and the teachers can open a champagne bottle.
Looks like everybody won. Isn’t it wonderful?
Going back to Topic after Loghead unneeded vulgarity, I just wonder what Jimbo thought of the new 7.5% offer that has been put on the teachers table ?
Georgina talks about unneeded vulgarity! LOL
Someone is missing self-reflection here 😀
You`ll get yourself banned again Loghead . That is a promise not a threat .
You were right Georgina. My comment got banned. How did you know?
I see you can keep your promisses.
I didn’t say that Georgina was a p…. I said it’s better to be a brick than a p….
I see I have to adopt Georgina’s vocabulary. Just on this page: cowpat, sewer, pecker, talks about sexual intercourse, xenophobic accusations, personal attacks for no reasons. Then my comments will be 100% safe.
Just as the motto in Georgina’s favourite book: The animal farm: Some animals are more equal than other.
Just love the name Georgina Loghead …just shows how really inventive you can be ….you must have Roma blood in you, or at least your mother did ?
Keep going Vulgar Loggie, bye, bye real soon , I can just smell the coffee.
To reply to Georgie is like replying to a brick wall……
Better being a wall, rather a total brick like you Cowpat ….
I am not certain of the comment to be “a total brick”, but ok…you must always have your last word! You can have your fun, now for those that are not bottom feeders to relax. By the way, COWPAT is a derogatory comment and should be censored for derogatory and demeaning insults to me personally. I could call you Richard Cranium if you wish?
Who said I was ever talking to you Cowpat ????
But, you are the one who responds to the name, when I whistle.
Richard Cranium, Whistle….I am not your DOG…. You have issues, deep seeded issues. Perhaps you only need a hug! Good luck with that! Oh, your half aged daughter/lover can do that for you!
You Slowvaks, really have a problem with me sleeping with a female Slovak woman, a Doctor as well, aged under 30 .?
Great fun boys, you should try it when you get to my fine time of life.
Oh I get more than a hug Cowpat …those long slim legs did it for me …
BTW. Can someone please explain to Cowput in what context to use the Phrase Richard Cranium….making him look dumb is my job, I just cannot watch as he shoots his own foot off again and again.
Now where is that Dog , here boy …….here boy !
Point taken George. May the banter stay with you.
You should follow your own example, George, and not waste so much time writing dribble during working hours.
Yes, perhaps you a correct Smug?. After all I have a portfolio of 8 rented homes across the EU, a small Hotel, four businesses in Slovakia, Austria and the UK and a comfortable personal bank account full of cash and investment deposits. Even better I have a lady partner, that is just over half my age and that goes like a train .
At least let me have a little fun, dribbling on here, after all my life`s hard work and sleepless nights .
Did Georgina stretch the truth a little bit ? No one would ”advertise” such a things, unless you are flipping dumb. Eeehm , I understand now.
Don’t you want to reconsider why is your ”lady partner, that is just over half of your age” with you.. Just brief look on your valuable comments suggest you are pretty miserable plonker..
Jealous oh Juki ???
Every comment you make, just `advertises` the fact that you are a complete dummy . Every English speaking expat just laughs at you …well except Cowpat, and he is the local Lassie . Here boy …..
Yes, I am rich and also have a large pecker …gets the finer things in life, dont you know Juki. Tell me, what is it really like being a dumb, poor Slowvak ?
..and tell me my friend , how did you work out that “I am poor Slovak ” , you must be the one of them prophets. Lol. I tell you what, I also own property and I am am renting it, fully paid off, fully earn by me .And I am only 30 your Excelence!
Sadly, Slowvak men don`t mature with age distinction like we English. You Slowvaks just mature like old Stilton Cheese. Crusty on the outside and ripe-smelly on the inside, just like old sweaty socks.
Not hard to own a property here, when it is a hole in the road with a tarpaulin thrown over it . You Slowvaks are happy to live in a Jumper.
GO BACK TO WORK !!!