Slovakia - Strike alert at Embraco leads to pay deal - January 31, 2018

Workers of the a Embraco plant based in Spišská Nová Ves announced they would go on strike. The chairman of the KOVO trade union said that they had to declare this action because of the failure to agree on wage conditions for 2018 with the employer. However, the collective bargaining at the factory, which makes refrigeration compressors and condensing units, was reopened and could be finalised. The agreement provides the staff of the manufacturer with an 11% wage growth including bonuses in 2018 and with 6% in 2019. The plant employs about 2,300 people whose average gross wage was €964 in 2017.   

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