Czech Republic -Trade unions demand minimum wage increase -March 26, 2013

The CMKOS trade union confederation has demanded an increase of the minimum wage from 8000 crowns (€310) to 9000 crowns (€349) per month. An increase in the minimum wage, last raised in 2007, has been a long time union demand. Recently, the labour minister suggested an increase of around 600 crowns, which the trade union qualified as acceptable. The government’s finance minister, however, has expressed himself violently against any raise. The national average monthly salary is currently 24.514 crowns (€950). Keeping the debate alive, president Zeman has vowed to lend support to a constructive tripartite dialogue, mentioning ambitions to reach a minimum wage increase in particular.

English: http://praguemonitor.com/2013/03/04/trade-unions-want-higher ...   

http://praguemonitor.com/2013/03/26/zeman-vows-attend-tripartite-negotiations

 

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