Czechia - Call for better pay in private sector - September 30, 2017

The trade unions are planning a demand of 8 to 10% wage increase for private sector workers in 2018. The head of the main trade union group said that the unions demand higher wage increases than in the past due to the improvement in the economic situation. Employers have so far rejected the unions' demand for a raise in wages, with the president of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic calling it ‘pre-election coercion’. The unions stated that the aim is not to damage companies; they will consider the company’s profit, how much is invested, how much goes to the mother company, and how much employees are getting.

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