Czech Republic - Public sector unions want 10% pay increase - February 29, 2016

The public sector unions (including the education and cultural sectors) will demand a hike in public sector wages of more than 10 percent in 2017 to reflect strong economic growth. Wages have started to recover as the economy grew by estimated more than 4.5 percent in 2014, the labour market tightened and the public sector deficit dropped. The demand for 2017 will be significantly above what has been negotiated for 2016. The education ministry announced that it will back up such a demand for its part of the public sector and called the increase large but legitimate given the level of teachers’ pay and the difficulty in finding qualified and motivated staff.

English: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3442652/Czech-unions-demand …   

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/unions-call-for-10-percent-pay-rise …  

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/education-minister-voices-support-for-10-percent …  

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