Trade unionists to elect leadership at extraordinary congress

An extraordinary convention of the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (ČMKOS) is being held in Prague on Monday, where trade unionists are expected to elect their chairman and vice-chairman.

Josef Středula, who recently quit the leadership of the union due to not having paid his union membership fees, is the only candidate for the post. He has been leading the national confederation since 2014.

With 31 unions and about 270,000 members, the ČMKOS is the largest trade union headquarters in the country. 14 unions, including the largest one KOVO, nominated Středula for the chairmanship.

Author: Ruth Fraňková