According to the unions, Škoda Auto demanded to plan a holiday for days without production, but the unions refused.
“These days, we negotiated a hitch on the part of the employer with compensation of 80 percent of the average wage, which is the daily income,” said Jaroslav Povchik, head of the Works Council.
“It is true that those who do not have a meaningful job these days have an obstacle on the part of the employer, the company accepted that,” he added.
In 2022, assembly will start in the morning shift on Monday, January 10, but some operations that must provide structures for production, such as welding or painting workshops, will start the night shift from Sunday to Monday, January 10, some press shops will start working early . In running the components, people will be back to work in the first week of next year.
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At the Hyundai Automobile Plant in Nošovice in the Fridic Mystic region, there will be a traditional Christmas holiday for only one week, as every year. “The last production shift before the holidays will be on the afternoon of Thursday, December 23. After the new year, we plan to start production on the first working day, ie Monday, January 3,” said factory spokesperson Peter Michenik.
Holidays are no longer planned for the Toyota automaker, and the shutdown will start on December 23 and last until January 2, i.e. similarly to every year, spokesman Tomasz Paroubek told ČTK.
Last year, Škoda Auto delivered more than one million cars worldwide. It operates three production plants in the Czech Republic. During this year, it had to significantly reduce or stop production several times due to the lack of chips. The company expects to produce about 250,000 fewer cars by the end of this year due to a shortage of spare parts. In the January-September period, the automaker Škoda Auto nearly doubled its operating profit to 900 million euros (about 23 billion CZK) from 469 million euros last year.
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