Slovakia -Strike averted at Volkswagen -May 28, 2014

Trade unions at the Slovak division of German carmaker Volkswagen called off a warning strike in Volkswagen's plant in Bratislava. A new collective agreement raises the basic salary 2.4% retroactively as of April 2014. Another pay rise of 2.3% is scheduled to take effect at the start of 2015. Employees will also get a bonus of 280 euros.

Trade unions at the Slovak division of German carmaker Volkswagen called off a warning strike in Volkswagen's plant in Bratislava. A new collective agreement raises the basic salary 2.4% retroactively as of April 2014. Another pay rise of 2.3% is scheduled to take effect at the start of 2015. Employees will also get a bonus of 280 euros. The plant's management promised to maintain employment levels until the end of 2017. Workers were preparing industrial action after collective agreement negotiations failed. Breaking point was the request by management for employees to accept a 4% reduction in working hours and pay. Unionists reported that the initial Volkswagen-request had even been to reduce the wages but not the working time.

English: http://www.praguepost.com/eu-news/39305-strike-alert-called-off-at-slovak ...  

 

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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