Trade unions call on public to boycott ruling parties in upcoming elections

The Confederation of Czech and Moravian Trade Unions has called on the public not to give their vote to the ruling parties in the upcoming regional and senate elections. Trade Union leader Jaroslav Zavadil who has been increasingly critical of the centre-right government, said the centre right coalition was negatively impacting developments in the regions and any votes given to them would only serve to make matters worse. Trade unions predict a 2.0 to 2.5 percent inflation next year and have said they will strive for a respective minimal growth in wages.