Czech Cabinet agrees increase in monthly quota of Ukrainian workers

The Czech Cabinet has cleared the increased recruitment of Ukrainians to fill jobs in the Czech Republic. The government agreed to boost personnel at the Lvov consulate in Ukraine. This should mean that 800 applications for work permits instead of the existing 400 could be dealt with every month. The increase has been backed by employers who highlight eh 140,000 vacancies for jobs in the Czech Republic. But unions have warned against the increase. They say bosses could find Czechs to do the work if they offered attractive wages and warn that companies are in many cases not recruiting skilled workers, of which there is a shortage, but cheap labour at wages which local workers would not accept.

Author: Chris Johnstone