Slovakia -Peugeot workers reach compromise on pay -July 02, 2015

Employees will receive a one-off benefit of €450 to be added to their July salaries, while their total monthly wages will increase by €30 as of 2016.

Two days before an all-out strike would start at PSA Peugeot Citroen Slovakia it was possible to find a compromise on pay. Based on the agreement, employees will receive a one-off benefit of €450 to be added to their July salaries, while their total monthly wages will increase by €30 as of 2016. They will also get a bonus of €75 every quarter based on the company’s results. In total this means €840 per employee. Earlier on around 400 employees of the carmaker took part in a protest calling on the company to increase salaries. According to the metal workers trade union the workers at PSA in Trnava have the lowest average salaries from among all carmakers in Slovakia (others being Volkswagen in Bratislava and Kia near Žilina). The carmaker was in a difficult situation two years ago, so the workers agreed with freezing their salaries for 2013 and 2014, but now serious profits are made again. Production operators earn €665 monthly without bonuses (up by 1.3 percent year-on-year), qualified production staff €910 a month (up by 1.3 percent), and technical staff €1,244 a month (up by 1.4 percent), according to documents from the carmaker.

English: http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20058460/compromise-at-psa-peugeot-citroen …    

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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