Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions

Voluntary, open, independent, democratic confederation of trade unions protecting wage, working and living conditions and rights of employees
Important social partner in tripartite negotiations in the framework of the Council of Economic and Social Agreement of the Czech Republic
Operates in the regions of the Czech Republic through Regional Councils of Trade Unions (RROS) and Offices for Legal Assistance
Member of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

Val Duchesse summit sets path out of social dialogue gridlock

  • Zveřejněno: 14.02.2024
Trade unions and employers today agreed measures designed to end the gridlock in European social dialogue and better address joint challenges like climate change and digitalisation.

The appointment of a social dialogue envoy within the European Commission is part of the plans to increase cooperation set out in the declaration agreed at the Val Duchesse summit today.  

The envoy will support social dialogue at national and European level, as well as responding to breakdowns in social dialogue raised jointly by the social partners through a new alert system.

The new role is being created in an effort to return to the vision for European social dialogue set out by Jacques Delors at the first Val Duchesse social summit that took place on this day in 1985.

When will Czech wages be comparable to the developed EU?

  • Zveřejněno: 04.11.2019

We are bringing you a new study of Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions focused on economic convergence.

The present study builds on the basic programme documents of ČMKOS drafted and released in the recent years. In the study, the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions comprehensively formulates its negative attitude towards the current economic model of the Czech Republic and also comes up with a proposal for its fundamental change.  

ČMKOS considers the economic model of low-cost economy that has been enforced in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the 90‘s of the last century as a malicious model, a model which makes the real convergence of the Czech Republic to developed countries impossible, a model of a dependent developing country.

Press release: Record profits of KBC’s Czech bank, ČSOB, come with lowest-ever wage growth and employee bullying

  • Zveřejněno: 04.04.2018

ČMKOS fully supports the efforts of ČSOB trade unions to achieve an adequate wage increase, especially given the huge profits of the bank. KBC’s Czech bank, CSOB, raised its net profit by 16 percent to 17.52 billion CZK (€692.49 million) last year, is one of the best results for a bank operating in the Czech Republic. In the years 2012 to 2016, ČSOB earned over 70 billion CZK (€2.76 billion).

 

However, this success is not reflected at all in the remuneration of employees. The trade union organization (Modern Unions ČSOB) demand of 15% wage growth was met with stubborn intransigence on the part of the bank’s management. Efforts to negotiate a collective agreement failed, and the dispute ended up before a mediator. The unions are principally concerned about the low-earning employees. The public is unaware that in the banking sector some employees earn as little as 16,000 CZK (€632) per month gross.

 

"This is an example of a multinational company that generates enormous profits in the Czech Republic at the expense of our employees. ČMKOS will support, within the European trade union structures, the ČSOB Modern Unions’ effort to draw the attention of KBC, the parent company, to this approach. We also need to draw attention to and condemn the bullying practices towards trade union representatives that ČSOB’s leadership employs." said ČMKOS president, Josef Středula.