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response by ECCO

Author: ECCO, Published on: 20 July 2016

...In general ECCO also provides a number of initiatives on top of paid wages, benefits and overtime compensation for our employees at our factories. Among others, ECCO provides free medical service, donates money to handicap associations, and provides student aid to support education of children from financially disadvantaged families. We also invest in training, so workers have the chance to improve their skills and make higher earnings. We need skilled employees to produce quality products, and we are willing to pay a competitive salary for the high level of skills we need. Especially for ECCO Slovakia it can be added, that the factory is having a status as preferred Employer for many years. The factory was established in 1999 and does now employ the 2nd generation of shoemakers. ECCO Slovakia is a respected and appreciated member of local business and community. Our factory in Slovakia is offering equal pay to all gender and age groups. With our intensive education programme we further develop individuals as well as teams. Furthermore, there is an intensive social program available as well as activities focusing of heath, culture and social issues. The aim is to promote an active life-style for employees and their family members...

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