Czech Republic - Miners threaten to take action - November 30, 2016

Miners’ unions at the coal mining company OKD have given notice of the possibility of strike action. The unions allege that the company management is undermining existing collective agreements and social plan, under which miners leaving work at the Paskov mine would be entitled to 12 months’ pay. The hard coal mining company OKD will terminate mining at its Paskov mine by the end of March 2017. Around 700 miners are set to lose their jobs as a result of the closure. The rest of the employees will be moved to other mines that are still in operation.


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