Employees at PSA Peugeot will not strike

Trade unions failed to collect enough signatures, agreeing on a salary increase with the carmaker’s management.

Groupe PSA Slovakia plant in Trnava.Groupe PSA Slovakia plant in Trnava. (Source: SME)

Employees in the Trnava-based carmaker Groupe PSA Slovakia will not strike for higher salaries. The local trade unions organisation failed to collect enough signatures to declare a strike.

The trade unions thus agreed with the carmaker’s management on raising the basic wages in 2018 by €50 a month. As a result, the average wages this year will increase by more than 7.7 percent, the SITA newswire reported.

“At the same time, the plant’s management agreed with a retrospective increase in wages valid from February 1,” said Peter Švec, Groupe PSA Slovakia’s spokesperson, as quoted by SITA.

Trade unions accepted the original offer

Moreover, employees will receive an individual bonus at €100 a month on average in case of fulfilling the plans. The maximum bonus will be €185.

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“Under the proposal of the carmaker’s management, the rules for paying the share on profit for employees will improve,” Švec continued, as quoted by SITA. As a result, they will receive €415 for 2017.

The available information indicates that the trade unions accepted the offer they received from management before declaring the strike alert.

To declare a strike, the trade unions organisation needed to collect the signatures from the majority of some 3,800 permanent employees in the carmakers. They originally wanted basic wages to increase by €80 a month.

The wages in the Trnava-based carmaker increased 6.3 percent on average in 2017. The average wage of production employees amounted to €1,106 (including bonuses and surcharges) before taxation last year, while the average monthly wage in the entire plant amounted to €1,465 before taxation last year (management excluded), SITA reported.

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