Czech Republic - Workers at Škoda threaten with strike - November 30, 2017

The trade unions at Volkswagen’s manufacturer Škoda Auto are threatening to go on strike, claiming that the company doesn’t show enough interest in its employees. The main criticism is on working time and working hours. In negotiations between the unions and the company’s management, the management wants to maintain weekend production, whilst the unions want to cut back on overtime work, claiming that the employees are working extra hours at the expense of their family life. The trade unions are not completely against overtime work, but it depends on how much the company is willing to pay. They also raised the problem of uneven salaries between plants in the Czech Republic and Germany. 

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