Czechia - Tripartite agreement on the budget 2019 - September 30, 2018

The coalition government, employers and trade union leaders have jointly approved the priorities outlined in the government’s draft budget for 2019. The Finance Ministry proposed a state budget with a 40 billion crown deficit, that envisages a substantial improvement of public sector wages, higher pensions and more money for investments. The government aims to scrap 1300 jobs in public administration. However, the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic and the Czech Chamber of Commerce criticized the fact that wage increases to public servants will be higher than to those working in the private sector.

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