Czech Republic -Health and social care union asks for higher pay -August 18, 2011

The Czech Health and Social Care Trade Union insists on a 10% increase in the salaries of all employees in the sector next year, its chairwoman Dagmar Zitnikova said on Wednesday 17 August. The government promised in a memorandum it signed with doctors' unions exactly half a year ago to raise the salaries of doctors by 10% as from March, while the salaries of other health care employees are to be raised in 2012. However, health care insurance companies have already stated to pay hospitals 5% less for treatment next year, and therefore the unions say they are afraid the hospitals will not have money to raise wages of employees other than doctors. The unions argue this may result in social unrest and they want to discuss the issue with government and employers in the tripartite meeting in September. On 12 July, unions staged a protest rally against the government's health reform package outside the Health Ministry.

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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