It is not acceptable that while productivity in the Czech Republic reaches two thirds of the EU level, wages there are only valued at one third of the EU level (bearing in mind the price level). All parties agreed that the essential tool to bring wage level of the Czech Republic closer to the EU level is to increase the minimum wage. Trade unions demand that the Czech minimum wage rise to more than 464 € (12.500 CZK), according to Josef Středula.
Finally, during the press conference held following the meeting, the Czech Prime Minister declared that wage convergence is and will remain the priority of the Czech Government, linked closely with the future of Czechia in the EU and it must be one of the main principles driving EU reform. IndustriAll Europe, in the context of the European Pay Rise Campaign, will continue to strive for Equal pay for equal work and solidarity throughout the European Union (FR, DE).