Škoda Auto unions threaten strike


Škoda Auto unions have threatened a strike if workers do not receive an increase in bonuses. An eighth round of negotiations with the company management on the labour agreement failed to produce an agreement on Wednesday. The company offered 5000 crowns towards variable bonuses for a defined period of time. The unions say this would mean only the minimum of real growth and demand an incentive share in the company’s record profits. Škoda Auto sold a record 879.200 cars in 2011, which is a year-on-year increase of 15%. The average wage in the manufacturer was 32,000 crowns in 2010, according to the unions.