Long queues have been forming at some labour offices with people complaining about belated welfare payments

Long queues have been forming at labour offices around the country with people complaining about delayed welfare payments. Employees have been struggling to deliver welfare payments after the system they had been using since 2012 was unexpectedly shutdown. They have gone back to using a previous system which is outdated and slow. Meanwhile, Labour Ministry officials and representatives of the firm Fujitsu Technology Solutions are meeting to debate the legal implications of the decision to shut down the welfare payments system which the company had provided since 2012. The company won a contract on running the system but the Czech anti-monopoly regulator last year cancelled the tender over breach of rules. The Labour Ministry says Fujitsu had no reason to act rashly since its system could have remained in operation on the grounds of an addendum to the contract signed.