Czech Republic -CMKOS wants higher wages for fire-fighters -June 06, 2013

The trade union confederation CMKOS called on the government to raise the low wages of fire-fighters. According to the union the fire-fighters work under demeaning pay conditions. Since 2010, the number of fire-fighters has decreased by 400 and their pay dropped by some 3500 crowns (€137) on average due to the government austerity measures. But, since the beginning of June, when floods erupted in the Czech Republic, some 22,800 professional and voluntary fire-fighters have been deployed to remove the floods consequences and they managed their work fully professionally in spite of the high physical and psychological strain.

English: http://praguemonitor.com/2013/06/06/unions-want-higher-wages-firefighters

 

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