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 Government disappointed us completely - CMKOS submits valid proposals

  • Zveřejněno: 30.11.2011

The Czech Republic is at the beginning of a new round of economic crisis. Signals from the economic environment are unambiguous. Even the Ministry of Finance announced in its latest forecast in October a marked slowdown of the expected economic growth (contrary to the figure on which the approved State budget is based). The Ministry came to this conclusion full three months later than CMKOS but we have to be grateful, nevertheless.
Czech trade unions have often been wrongly accused of not offering any meaningful proposals. CMKOS therefore intends to put forward the following proposals and demands and submit them to a joint meeting to be held with the Government and employers representatives.

Transport workers' strike on 16th June

  • Zveřejněno: 20.06.2011

The strike held on the whole day 16th June 2011 stopped all railway transport in the Czech Republic and a large part of public transport in some of the big cities, for instance in Prague and Brno. 

The strike was supported by a trade union rally held the same day in Prague convened by the CMKOS and the Association of Autonomous Trade Unions. Its participants were not only trade unionists but also representatives of civic initiatives and general public. 

Trade union actions against Governmental reforms on 16th June

  • Zveřejněno: 14.06.2011

The strike of transport unions will be supported by a trade union rally to be held in at 9,00 on 16th June on Palackého náměstí in Prague, convened by the CMKOS and the Association of Autonomous Trade Unions. The event will also offer the public and civic initiatives a possibility to express their solidarity with the strikers. 

The transport trade unions strike postponed to 16th June 2011

  • Zveřejněno: 14.06.2011

The strike declared by the Coalition of Transport Trade Unions was banned by a court injunction upon a request from the Finance Ministry. The Court in its decision stated that the strike was declared late and in breach with good manners. The judges applied - according to trade union opinion incorrectly - the Law on collective bargaining, the only piece of legislation governing strikes in the Czech Republic. However, this strike is not within collective bargaining, it is based on the right to strike contained in the Constitution of the Czech Republic.

The transport trade unions declared the strike on 13th June

  • Zveřejněno: 11.06.2011

The Coalition of Transport Trade Unions consisting of the affiliates of the CMKOS (Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions), of the ASO (Association of Autonomous Trade Unions) and trade unions without affiliation operating in the transport declared a one-day strike in this sector to be held on 13 June (it is not a holiday day in the Czech Republic). The strike is declared against the austerity measures, restriction and ill-conceived reforms of pensions, health service and taxes, against liquidation of employees’ benefits, and other so called reforms under preparation.