FOR ŠKODA AUTO EMPLOYEES
IN PRODUCTION SHORTENED
On 9 June, you were informed that, following an emergency measure by the Czech Ministry
of Health, we have modified the mandatory respiratory protection rules at ŠKODA AUTO
in agreement with the KOVO Trade Union. The lifting of this unpleasant restriction during the
summer months will certainly be welcomed by all employees.
However, the obligation to wear respiratory protection remains in effect in common areas
outside your own workplace. Following the change in face mask rules, we will also be
reducing the additional breaks in the production areas to 10 minutes at the end
of the shift from 06:00 on 16 June 2021 in agreement with the KOVO Trade Union. These
additional breaks have been introduced in connection with other health and safety measures
against COVID-19. One of the main reasons was to give employees the opportunity to rest
while working with a mask.
Attendance recording remains unchanged for now. Direct staff will record attendance on arrival
at the gate (times based on the scheduled shifts). Office (THZ) staff record arrival/departure
as usual on attendance terminals.
The full cancellation of additional breaks and return to the original attendance-recording rules,
that were used before the COVID-19 pandemic, is planned once the requirement to wear
respiratory protection indoors is completely lifted.
The experience from last autumn, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit with an exceptionally
strong wave, has shown us we need to prepare more conscientiously for the autumn months.
This year, we already have the most effective tool against coronavirus available: vaccination.
ŠKODA AUTO, in cooperation with the KOVO Trade Union, promotes the vaccination
of employees against COVID-19 as much as possible and is encouraging everyone to take
advantage of this opportunity to protect their health.
Low vaccination coverage rate can significantly contribute to an uncontrolled spread
of the COVID-19 epidemic and the emergence of other dangerous mutations, which is linked
to the possibility of subsequent reintroduction of protective measures in the autumn.
Read more in the „Hygiene Breaks in Production Shortened“ article at ŠKODA Space.
AND KEEP BEING
ŠKODA AUTO, in cooperation with
the KOVO Trade Union, supports
employee vaccination against
COVID-19 to the highest level, as it is
the most effective protection
of employees and their loved ones.
Employees are encouraged to take
advantage of the opportunity
to get vaccinated and to book an
appointment in the state system
for their age group. Vaccinations for the
16+ age group are now being offered.
Detailed registration instructions can
be found at ŠKODA Space. Although
the epidemic situation in Czechiais
improving, we must not forget the
basic principles that help us maintain
and gradually improve the current
status quo. Each person present
on ŠKODA AUTO premises is once
again urged act responsibly and
in compliance with the measures place.
Tutorial for registering
for vaccination is in the
Overview at ŠKODA
Space. Here you can also
find the infographic with
the most important
at ŠKODA AUTO.
SUPPORT FOR MARTIN PŘECECHTĚL
Martin Přecechtěl has been fighting for two years with the incurable ALS disease (amyotroﬁc
lateral sclerosis), which causes gradual degeneration of cells and muscles. Martin has now
decided to reopen his Transparent Account to help his family. Last August, the "ALS Running with Martin" charity run took place, raising CZK 250 000 for the fight against the
insidious disease. Repeated help also came from the carmaker's employees, for example
during the Employee Donations.
We thank you all for your contributions!
Contribute at https://www.kb.cz/cs/transparentni-ucty/123-1863640227
DELIVER MAXIMUM SAFETY
When it comes to safety, all-electric vehicles such as the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV are on a par with cars with
conventional drivetrains. This is the conclusion of studies and tests by accident researchers and insurance
companies. Thanks to numerous protective features, the vehicles’ electrical components do not pose a risk of
electric shock even in wet conditions – whether stationary or driving, charging at charging stations or in the
event of an accident. The risk of fire is also no higher in electric cars than in models with traditional combustion
engines, especially since there is no flammable fuel on board. In addition, service and rescue personnel receive
specific training to handle modern electric vehicles.