Poll: two thirds of Czechs support cuts in state employees’ salaries

Two third of Czechs support planned cuts in the salaries of state employees, according to a new poll by the STEM agency released on Thursday. The poll was commissioned by the Public Affairs party, which is part of the centre-right coalition government. While most Czechs agree with cuts in the salaries of army officers and employees of the justice and administration sectors, they opposed lowering the wages of teachers and health care workers. A majority of those polled also preferred layoffs to cutting salaries.

Author: Jan Richter