Czechia - Pay rise for certain categories of public workers - September 30, 2017

The government has approved 10-percent rise in salaries in the public sector and security forces and a 15-percent rise for teachers in regional schools. The wages of the police, firefighters, customs officers, prison wardens and soldiers will increase. Early September, the school workers' union had declared strike alert in protest against the government coalition repeatedly postponing its decision on raising the wages of teachers and other professions in the school sector. The government reacted by the message that decisions were to be made before the end of the month. Due to the government austerity measures, the salaries in the public sector fell by 10% in 2011. In 2010, policemen lost their risk bonuses.

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