Czech Republic - Collective agreement reached at SKF factory - August 31, 2017

New trade union activities at a SKF site in Chodov led to a first collective agreement. The process started two years ago when, through combined efforts of SKF factory workers, members of trade union OZ KOVO, with the assistance of the SKF World Union Committee, a new union organisation was set up at the SKF site in Chodov. This group of dedicated union activists made a major step forward by inviting factory management to discussions. The negotiations have led to the signing of a collective agreement covering all employees at the factory. The agreement includes a 6% increase of the base hourly wages for blue collar and 3% for white collar workers and a Christmas bonus of minimum 50% independent of the financial situation at the site.

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