In the recent early general elections in the Czech Republic the CMKOS President, Mr Jaroslav Zavadil, was elected Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic on the list of the Czech Social Democratic Party. Thus after long years of work in trade unions he stepped down from his trade union position. The CMKOS Assembly held on 19th November decided that until the Congress convened for 25th and 26th April 2014 the CMKOS will be led by its 1st Vice President Mr Václav Pícl.
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)
The main event will took place in Pragueon 7 October. The leaders of the trade union confederations from the Visegrad countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - met for their annual meeting and they commemorated the World Day for Decent Work. Special attention was paid to growing extent of precarious work in the context of present economic and social situation in individual countries.
The 17th November demonstration in Prague organised by trade unions and student and other civil associations was attended by more than twenty thousand people protesting against the anti-social policy of the Czech Government, and joining the European day of Action and Solidarity. They adopted a declaration.
On 17th November 2012 in Prague a demonstration and protest march of the initiative "STOP THE GOVERNMENT" will be held. This platform associates the CMKOS, its affiliated unions and a number of student and other civic organisations. The aim of the demonstration is to remind this significant date in the Czech history - the students' protests against Nazi occupation in 1939 and the anniversary of "Velvet Revolution" in 1989. However, above all this protest will express the discontent of people with present situation and with the anti-social steps the Government is taking in political, economic and other spheres of life.
Through this demonstration we join and support the European Day of Action and Solidarity for jobs and against austerity measures as declared by the ETUC.
Workshop of Consortium of Migrants Assisting Organizations in the Czech Republic with cooperation of the CMKOS held on 24 September on precarious work, especially of migrant workers.
The CMKOS and its affiliated unions join the World Day for Decent Work aware of the fact that a change of the present adverse global development can be achieved only through effective steps based upon solidarity, observance of human rights - and thus also social and trade union rights - as guaranteed by the UN and ILO covenants and conventions. In European context there are also documents of the Council of Europe and the EU, including the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Therefore the CMKOS and its affiliated trade unions appeal to the respective bodies of the Czech Republic to reject the exemption from this Charter requested for our country by its President Mr. Václav Klaus and by the Czech Government.