Czech Republic’s unions have called for a pay rise for state employees in the cultural sector of at least 10 percent, leader of the country’s confederation of trade unions, Josef Středula, said on Friday after a meeting with the culture minister Daniel Herrman. There are around 6,500 employees in the cultural sector and their salaries are about 2.5 percent below the national average, which is a little over 26,000 crowns. The ministry has received an extra 100 million crowns for this year’s budget which is intended to increase wages of people working in the non-profit sector.
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