Czechia - Healthcare unions demand 10% pay rise - September 30, 2018

The healthcare trade unions rejected an offer for a 5% pay rise, holding on to their demand for a 10% pay rise. In July 2018 the unions already called a strike alert. They have declared that if their demands are not met they are ready to turn to industrial action. For now, this would effectively mean that the union would call on doctors and nurses to stop doing over-time. Such actions would be widely felt as many hospitals admit that due to a shortage of staff they are forcing doctors and nurses to take more overtime hours than the Labour Code abides. 

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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