Czechia - Pay deal at Škoda Auto - April 30, 2018

Trade unions and management of the country’s biggest car maker, Škoda Auto, have been bargaining on wages since the start of 2018. After unsuccessful rounds of negotiations and unions threatening with industrial action, Škoda made offer of an 8.3% hike in wage tariff but that offer was rejected. Union representatives at Skoda now agreed to a 12% wage rise. The increase covers the period from 1 April 2018 to the end of March 2019. The agreement also means that workers who qualify for full bonuses would get an average annual bonus of 110,000 crowns. It includes increases in bonuses and incentives. The company, struggling to meet demand, announced that it will start with a production line in Germany.

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