School workers union wants salaries to rise by 130 percent of average wage, threatens strike

The chairman of the Czech and Moravian Trade Union of Workers in Education, František Dobšík, said on Tuesday that salaries for school employees should be raised to 130 percent of the country’s average gross wage. He added that the union is concerned the government will put priority on cuts rather than on this raise and warned of growing numbers of young teachers leaving the education sector.

The ruling coalition is so far only planning to raise the salaries by 130 percent for teachers. The union says it wants the same percentage for all education sector employees at schools and that it is considering to go on strike.