Czech Republic - Unions walk out of tripartite meeting - April 22, 2011

On 21 April, representatives of the trade unions walked out from the tripartite (government, unions, employers) talks concerning the government's reform package, Jaroslav Zavadil, chairman of the Bohemian and Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (CMKOS), told journalists. He said that the trade unionists had submitted a number of comments and their own draft pension reform to the government, but that it did not take them into consideration. The Association of Independent Trade Unions (ASO) also walked out from the meeting. The union leadership has called on Prime Minister Petr Necas, who was absent in the meeting, to arrange a special meeting of the tripartite leadership to discuss further communication.



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) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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