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)

Declaration of the participants of the demonstration "Against Treacherous Reforms"

  • Zveřejněno: 23.05.2011

On 21st May 2011 Czech trade unions organised a demonstration against the reforms of health care, taxation, pension and social systems proposed by the Czech Government. The demonstration was supported also by several civil society organisations and associations. On the Wenceslas square, a memorial place in the centre of the City of Prague, around 48 000 people assembled. Among many speakers were also the ETUC Deputy General Secretary and Vice President of the Confederation of Trade Unions of the Slovak Republic. We also thank for messages of solidarity and support we received from the ICTU and other trade union colleagues from abroad.

At the end of the demonstration the participants adopted the "Declaration of participants of the Demonstration "Against Treacherous Reforms".

The CMKOS Open Letter to the Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas

  • Zveřejněno: 18.05.2011

The CMKOS President Jaroslav Zavadil addressed an open letter to the Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas asking him to stop the anti-social reforms. The letter describes principal reservations of the CMKOS to the draft laws on the reforms currently debated in the Government and Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament.

On 21st May 2011 the citizens, employees, voters want to express strongly their discontent with the reforms proposed by the Government on the CMKOS demonstration to be held at 13.00 on Wenceslas square in Prague.

The CMKOS Campaign against proposed Governmental reforms: Open your eyes!

  • Zveřejněno: 10.05.2011

The CMKOS convenes a demonstration against the reforms proposed by the Government. The demonstration will be held on 21st May 2011 at 13.00 on Wenceslas Square in the centre of Prague.

According to the CMKOS the Czech Government is not able to prevent stealing of money from public budgets. While sweeping its scandals under the carpet the Government very diligently makes decisions on reforms - without any consensus with social partners, without an analysis of reforms' impacts on citizens. It plans to get the reforms of health care, taxation, pension and social systems approved by this June!

The CMKOS Campaign against proposed Governmental reforms: Open your eyes!

  • Zveřejněno: 13.04.2011

On 1st April 2011 the CMKOS launched the campaign the aim of which is to inform employees and public about the dangers of reforms proposed by the Government, to start a discussion about these reforms, to prevent and stop the irreversible steps and to take share in such reforms that will bring benefit to all Czech citizens. Further you can find some CMKOS remarks to the proposed reforms.

CMKOS Protest Assembly on 19th February 2011

  • Zveřejněno: 23.02.2011

On 19th February 2011 the CMKOS held a Protest Assembly of representatives of trade unions. The event was attended by about 1000 invited trade union officials from affiliated trade unions and their company organisations. They discussed the common steps against draft Governmental reforms, especially in the sphere of pensions, health service, Labour and Civil Codes and tax reform. The meeting expressed itself on these issues in its declaration and started the trade union campaign against these reforms under a motto "Open Your Eyes" which will be carried out in the Spring 2011. The campaign is aimed at gaining the support, especially of the public, for trade union proposals.