Czech Republic -Data on working poor – annual report 2013 -May 17, 2014

Data from the statistical office ČSÚ reveal that 18% of working Czechs live in poverty since their low pay hardly suffices for their subsistence. Some professions are the most threatened with poverty, primarily unqualified workers, such as cashiers in supermarkets, cleaning ladies and security agency workers.

Data from the statistical office ČSÚ reveal that 18% of working Czechs live in poverty since their low pay hardly suffices for their subsistence. Some professions are the most threatened with poverty, primarily unqualified workers, such as cashiers in supermarkets, cleaning ladies and security agency workers. In the annual economy report 2013 the office notes that the sinking of real wage in the non-business sector lasts already more than 4 years in a row, 2 years in the business sector. The real wage in total for the economy fell year-on-year by 1.3 % in 2013, in the 4th quarter the lowering was by 2.9%; historically the deepest slump since the commencement of observation.

English: http://www.czso.cz/csu/2013edicniplan.nsf ...  

http://www.praguepost.com/economy/39027-mfd-one-in-five-working-czechs-lives-in-poverty

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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