Czechia - Latest Eurofound working life developments - November 30, 2018

The country is facing serious labour shortages. Continuing high demand for labour has resulted in an unprecedented situation where there are no more than 0.7 jobseekers per vacancy. The lack of sufficient labour forces pushes employers to increase wages above the growth in labour productivity and offer flexible forms of work. In agreement with the main trade union confederation proposed a 12.3% increase of the minimum wage as of 1 January 2019. After disapproval from employers, coalition partners, and the second largest trade union confederation, the Association of Independent Trade Unions (ASO), the proposed increase was revised to 9.8%. 

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