Czech Republic -No reason against raising wages says President -October 15, 2015

There is no reason not to raise wages when the economy is growing by 4 percent and some companies' profit reaches 15 percent of profitability, but people themselves have to enforce wage hikes via trade unions, President Miloš Zeman said during an official visit to the Zlín region. According to Zeman, wages make up only 7 to 8 percent of total costs of companies in the country, and only 17 percent of employees are members of trade unions.


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