Czech Republic -Pay deal after strike threat at Skoda -April 23, 2015

Industrial action at Skoda resulted in a wage increase of 3.5%.

After the trade unions representing Volkswagen’s Czech Skoda Auto issued a strike warning a pay deal could be reached. Unions and management had been in negotiations over a new collective agreement. Skoda management said that a one-off bonus plus a three per cent wage increase was their final offer, which unions rejected. Industrial action was announced for 15 April with workers cutting one hour off shifts. The agreement includes a wage increase of 3.5% and covers about 24,600 employees.

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