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Minimum conditions

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Country:Czech Republic
SalariesIn CZK per hour (1 Euro = 25,8 CZK, update 8/2011)

40 hour week
1. 50,00
2. 53,50
3. 58,20
4. 63,30
5. 70,30
6. 77,40
7. 86,20
38,75 hour week
1. 51,50
2. 54,90
3. 59,60
4. 65,10
5. 72,60
6. 79,80
7. 89,00
37,5 hour week
1. 53,30
2. 56,70
3. 61,60
4. 67,40
5. 75,00
6. 82,50
7. 92,00

1st level: unskilled work based on precisely defined procedures and instructions
2nd level: unskilled or preparatory work linked up to other activities
3rd level: complex attendance work based on defined procedures
4th level: skilled work
5th level: diverse skilled work
6th level: complex skilled work with a high level of material responsibility
7th level: complicated skilled work, masterly craftsman’s work
PremiumsOvertime
a) When working overtime on a working day, the employee has the right to receive the wage he is entitled to for this period and, in addition, an extra pay amounting to at least 25 % of his average earnings. If he is doing overtime on a day of his uninterrupted rest period on a weekday, then he receives an extra pay of at least 50 % of his average earnings. If his uninterrupted rest period falls on Saturday and Sunday, the employee is entitled to an extra pay of 40 % of his average earnings. Instead of an extra pay, the employer and the employee can agree on provision of time off in the same extent as the work done overtime.

A higher extra pay can be agreed in the company collective agreement

b) If the employer fails to provide the employee with the time off in the course of three calendar months after the overtime being done or within any agreed period, the employee is entitled, in addition to his wage, to an extra pay as defined in the paragraph a).

night work
For the work performed at night the employee is entitled, in addition to his wage, to an extra pay of at least 10 % of his average earnings.

Saturday and Sunday work
For the work performed on Saturday and on Sunday the employee is entitled, in addition to his wage, to an extra pay of at least 10 % of his average earnings.

work on public holidays
1 January, Easter Monday, May Day, 8 May, 5 and 6. July, 28 September, 28 October, 17 November, 24, 25. and 26. December:

a) The employee is entitled, in addition to his wage, to time off in the extent of the holiday work, which is provided to him by the employer not later than by the end of the third calendar month following the holiday work or within any agreed period. For the period of time off the employee is entitled to a refund of wages corresponding to his average earnings.

b) The employer and the employee can agree that the employer will offer the employee, in addition to his wage, an extra pay amounting to his average earnings instead of the time off.

c) The employee, who did not work because of a public holiday fallen on his regular working day, is entitled to a refund of wages amounting to his average earnings or to a part of them lost as a consequence of a public holiday.

hazardous or unpleasant work
1. The employee doing hazardous or unpleasant work is entitled, in addition to his wage, to an extra pay (according to the Government Order Nr. 567/2006 Coll.). The Government lay down the definition of hazardous or unpleasant work for the purpose of remuneration and the amount of extra pay through its Order. The extra pay for hazardous or unpleasant work amounts to 10 % of the minimum wage rate.

2. For the time he is doing work that is a particular health hazard and requires the use of insulating respirators (such as oxygen gas breathing apparatus, metal pressure suit, asbestos protective clothing, diving apparatus), the employee is entitled, in addition to his regular wage, to an extra pay amounting to at least CZK 50 for each started hour.

A higher extra pay can be agreed in the company collective agreement.

Other extra pays
The company collective agreement can also stipulate an afternoon shift extra pay, an extra pay for leading the working team, an extra pay for work in heights, a driver’s extra pays etc

Standby pay
For the standby the employee is entitled to an extra pay amounting to at least 15 % of his average earnings; when the standby is performed on a public holiday the employee is entitled to an extra pay of at least 25 %.
A higher extra pay can be agreed in the company collective agreement.

Impediments to work caused by the employer
If the employee cannot do his work due to a momentary breakdown of machinery, which was not caused by himself, an interruption of supply of material or propellant power, defective technical documentation or any other operational reasons, i.e. due to a downtime, and if he was not assigned to another kind of work, he is entitled to a refund of wages amounting to 80 % of his average earnings.

If the employee cannot do his work due to an interruption of work caused by adverse weather conditions and if he was not assigned to another work, he is entitled to a refund of wages amounting to at least 60 % of his average earnings.
DeductionsHealth insurance: The employer 9 %, the employee 4.5 % of his gross wage
Social insurance: The employer 25 % , the employee 6,5 % of his gross wage
Taxes: 15 % of the tax assessment base.

Hours of WorkThere is a maximum 40-hour working week.

working underground in coal, ore and non-mineral mines, in mining construction and underground workplaces in geological survey is no more than 37.5 hours a week;
working in a three-shift or continuous system is no more than 37.5 hours a week;
working in a two-shift system is no more than 38.75 hours a week;
under 18 is regulated by the Labour Code;
working at workplaces with exposure to chemical carcinogens or in processes including the danger of chemical carcinogenity is no more than 33.5 hours a week.

There might be some exceptions laid down in a company treatment. Ask your union representative.
Illness and InjuryIn case of an accident at work and occupational disease, the employee is entitled to the following compensation: for the lost earnings during his sick leave and, possibly, after its termination; for pain and diminishing of his social position; for meaningful costs of medical treatment; for material damage.

Sickness benefit

Employer pays compensation for lost wages for the 1 to 21 calendary day as follows:

The first 3 working days - nothing (1-24 working hours).

From 4th working day ( or from 25 th working hour) the sickness benefits are paid in the following way: 60 % (up to 142.89 CZK / hour).

From 22th day of the absence - the sickness benefits are paid in the following way: 60 % (CZK 817 per day at the maximum). This provides the social security administration.
Other Info
Contactsaffiliated union: OS Stavba ČR

OS Stavba ČR
/Trade Union of Construction
Workers of the Czech Republic/
Náměstí W. Churchilla 2
113 59 Praha 3
Czech Republic
Telephone: 00420 234 462 213
http://stavba.cmkos.cz
E-Mail: stavba(at)cmkos.cz
English speaker: Iveta Pýchová: pychova.iveta(at)cmkos.cz