Škoda Auto workers ready for protest strikes
Unions at car maker Škoda Auto have warned they are willing to stage protest strikes in pursuit of their pay claims according to a union newspaper cited by the ČTK agency. Unions are currently seeking wage hikes of 6.5 percent but management are sticking to an offer of 2.6 percent. The two sides have already agreed on a record bonus for workers of 25,000 crowns for last year. Škoda Auto employs around 24,000 people and is the biggest car producer in the country.