Škoda Auto workers accept company pay offer: union

Workers at the Czech Republic’s biggest car maker, Škoda Auto, have accepted the latest pay offer from the company according to a union website. The company’s offer was for a 2.7 percent pay rise to take effect immediately from April. It would include a one off payment of 10,000 crowns. A previous offer was for a 2.5 percent rise was turned down, according to a union newspaper. The current agreement expires on April 12. Unions had warned that were prepared to take action if no deal was found. The car maker’s profit fell by two-thirds last year in spite of record sales. It is one of the biggest employers in the country with around 25,000 workers.

Author: Chris Johnstone