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)
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.
The CMKOS affiliates representing state and public employees held a day-long strike in protest against Government's austerity measures. The strike was held on 8th December 2010. 148 000 employees of health service, education, state administration, cultural facilities and other took direct part at the strike. The strike was supported by other 190 000 people - the employees of public sector who are not allowed to strike (policemen, firemen and others) and also employees from private sector. The strike had a support also by general public - according to an opinion poll it was supported by 60% of citizens. 15 825 people attended meetings accompanying the strike in Prague and a number of Czech cities.
We would like to thank to all who expressed their support to the strike.
The unions of police and firemen, who are not allowed to strike, organise a demonstration on 15th December in Prague.