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)
CMKOS and its affiliated trade unions commemorated the WDDW on 7th October 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 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 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 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.