More than half of the members of the ČMKOS trade unions will join the strike on Monday, November 27, against the government’s actions. Trade unionists from dozens of unions are expected to participate. Josef Středula, head of the headquarters, said this at a press conference after today’s ČMKOS assembly in Prague.
ČMKOS covers 270,000 trade unionists from 31 unions. According to Středula, nothing will stop the strike now. Transport unions are also planning to participate in it. “Transport could be interrupted in part of southern Bohemia from midnight to noon,” said the foreman.
Trade unionists criticize the form of the government’s consolidation package, the planned increase in the retirement age, high energy prices or the lack of salary increases in the public sector, and high inflation. According to Středula, the remaining ČMKOS unions also support the strike.
Support was expressed by the Association of Independent Trade Unions (ASO), which covers 12 organizations and roughly 110,000 trade unionists. The ASO includes, for example, influential railway or medical unions. Both headquarters have announced that they will proceed together. The trade unions of Škoda Auto also want to join.