Czech Republic - Pay rise for teachers and public workers - August 31, 2017

The prime minister made public that he will support the intention to raise the salaries of teachers by 15% and of the rest of the state sector employees by 10% in the talks of the government with trade unions. Other parties have raised their voice in the same direction. According to trade union confederation CMKOS, the change is to take effect in November 2017. The union finds the proposal, which apply for some 670,000 firefighters, policemen, teachers, carers, artists and other professions, reasonable and corresponding with the economic growth. The average gross monthly pay of a teacher was slightly under 28,000 crowns (1072 euro) in the first quarter of 2017.

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