Czech Republic - Unions call for increase of minimum wage - October 31, 2017

The trade unions have prepared a list of ten requirements for the future government to fulfil during its mandate. One of the requirements is to raise the minimum wage to 50 percent of the average wage within the next four years. According to the head of the Czech Confederation of Trade Unions, the unions will present the requirements in the coming days. The government decided in August 2017 to increase the minimum wage by 11 percent to 12,200 crowns as of 2018. That should be about 40 percent of the average wage, which reached 29,346 crowns (1146 euro) in the second quarter of 2017.

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