Czech Republic - Škoda workers seek pay rise of 18% - January 31, 2018

Unions at the Republic’s biggest car maker, Škoda Auto, are demanding a pay rise of 18 percent. They have asked for a 14 percent increase in the basic wage and a further 4 percent rise related to personal evaluations. Unions are also seeking to repeat last year’s practice where two special one-off payments totalling around 90,000 crowns. The monthly average wage for an automotive worker in 2017 was around 40,000 crowns (1580 euro). A new deal should be in place by 1 April 2018 to cover the following 12 months.

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