Slovakia - Volkswagen SK strike ends with pay deal - June 30, 2017

At Volkswagen SK, the first ever strike started in June 2017. Workers and trade unions rejected an offer to increase salaries by 4.5% in 2017 and by another 4.2% in 2018. The union was seeking a pay increase of 16% over the two years. After six days of strike action, the bargaining partners concluded a collective agreement with of pay increase in three parts of 14.2% up to August 2019, plus a €500 one-off bonus. The strike at Volkswagen SK received massive support. It is the longest strike recorded in the country and the first at the Bratislava-based car plant.

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