Bratislava Volkswagen workers go on strike alert demanding a pay raise

Workers at automaker Volkswagen in Bratislava announced a strike alert on March 10, calling for the salary raise under the provisions of a collective agreement that expires at the end of March, a unionist said on Thursday as reported by the TASR newswire. “Initially, the company managers didn’t consider a pay raise. Things have been set in motion in that direction,” said the unionist Zoroslav Smolinský to TASR. Volkswagen did not deny the information but added it will not release the results of negotiations with unionists until their completion.

Workers at automaker Volkswagen in Bratislava announced a strike alert on March 10, calling for the salary raise under the provisions of a collective agreement that expires at the end of March, a unionist said on Thursday as reported by the TASR newswire.

“Initially, the company managers didn’t consider a pay raise. Things have been set in motion in that direction,” said the unionist Zoroslav Smolinský to TASR. Volkswagen did not deny the information but added it will not release the results of negotiations with unionists until their completion.

With the strike alert employees hopes to reach an agreement by the end of March. “There is enough time by month's end, which is why we are confident that we will reach a mutually favourable agreement,” said Volkswagen Slovakia spokesperson Vladimir Machalík. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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