Czech Republic - Unions plan campaign against government reforms - March 21, 2011

The umbrella trade union confederation (CMKOS) plans a campaign against the centre-right government's reforms, but it would not release details yet, CMKOS chairman Jaroslav Zavadil told reporters. He added that the unions would decide on possible more radical steps after a tripartite meeting of representatives of the government, trade unions and employers to be held on 21 April and to discuss the draft pension, health care and tax reforms as well as changes in the Labour Code. One day earlier, Independent Unions Association (ASO) head Bohumir Dufek mentioned the possibility of a general strike in protest against the tax reform proposed by the Finance Ministry.



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