Škoda Auto unions give strike warning over future pay deal

Unions at car maker Škoda Auto have warned that they could take strike action unless a new pay and conditions agreement is reached by the end of March. Unions say that their real wages have fallen recently and are seeking guarantees from management about future employment and investments by the company. Average wages at Škoda Auto now stand at around 33,000 crowns. A pay deal at joint venture car maker TPCA has already been sealed under which wages will climb by an average 2.4 percent. Average wages at the Kolín plant are around 30,000 crowns.