Police officers will be asked to take pay cuts

Czech police officers will be asked to take a 10 percent pay cut next year within the government’s planned austerity measures. Ten percent cuts have been ordained for all ministries but it is up to the institutions themselves to decide whether to lay-off staff or implement pay cuts. Police president Oldřich Martinu told Czech TV on Sunday that he was not in favour of laying-off staff. He said the cost-cuts would also mean that the police would have to restrict some of its activities.