Czech Republic - Post workers act for better wages - January 01, 2017

Post workers have joined a chain strike in demand for better wages. The chain strike is to last for an hour at each facility before moving on to the next site. The postal trade unions recorded over 600 workers who said they would join the strike. All three of the country’s post unions have been pushing for a wage increase for workers by 2,500 crowns (92 euro) a month. The government, responsible for the state-owned company, has described these demands as unrealistic in view of the company’s economic results. Employees have been promised a raise of just over 500 crowns a month. The average wage in the company is currently between 22,700 and 23,000 crowns (840 to 851 euro), that is more than 4,000 crowns less than the national average.


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