|Collective Bargaining Coverage||38%|
|Proportion of Employees in Unions||17%|
|Principal Level of Collective Bargaining||
union – but works council can be set up as well
yes: state-owned and private companies
|Company Board Structure||
Sources: see individual country sections; where a range of figures has been quoted, the lower number has been taken
Around 40% of employees in the Czech Republic are covered by collective bargaining, most through company level negotiations, although in many companies there is no bargaining at all. Industry level agreements cover some industries and following legal changes in 2005 they can again be extended more widely.more ...
The local union grouping is still the main way employees are represented at the workplace. In addition, a works council, which has fewer rights, can be set up. Rules which said that a works council had to be dissolved if a local union was established were declared to be unconstitutional in 2008. In practice works councils are rare. In most cases there is either a union or nothing.more ...
Most representatives in European bodies are chosen by joint meetings of employees’ representatives – trade unionists and works council members – where they exist. But board level representatives for a European Company are chosen in the same way as for a national company – through election by the employees.more ...
Employee representation on health and safety issues is provided either through the workplace trade union organisation or elected safety representatives. There are no set rules on the numbers that should carry out these duties and the union right to require work to be stopped if there appeared to be an imminent threat to workers’ lives or safety was removed in 2008.more ...
Unlike many other eastern European countries, employee ownership as a form of employee financial participation enjoyed no special treatment in the privatization process and consequently plays no significant role in the ownership structure of the Czech economy. Profit-sharing schemes are somewhat more common.more ...