Industry association asks PM to reconsider planned changes to Labour Code


The Czech Confederation of Industry asked Prime Minister Petr Nečas on Thursday to reconsider planned changes to the Czech labour code. Speaking after a tripartite meeting between the government, trade unions and employers, the confederation’s head, Jaroslav Míl, said that instead of two amendments to the code the government has prepared, it would be better to introduce one major makeover to make the Czech labour market more flexible. For his part, the head of the Czech trade unions’ association, Jaroslav Zavadil, said no changes were necessary; should the government pursue the planned changes, Czech employees would be worst off in the whole of the EU. Prime Minister Petr Nečas said the government would hold further negotiation about the planned changes with all concerned parties.