FOR ŠKODA AUTO EMPLOYEES
IT IS STILL NECESSARY TO
RESPECT THE GOVERNMENT
AND COMPANY MEASURES
AGAINST COVID-19. WEARING
MASKS, MAINTAINING SAFE
DISTANCES AND FOLLOWING
OTHER HYGIENIC RULES IS KEY.
Even though there was a slight
decrease in the number of infected
people in the Czech Republic in the
last days, the total number of
infected per the nation’s population
size is still very high compared to
other European countries. This is
why it is extremely important to
keep adhering to the set hygienic
measures, so that we reach
safe values allowing less restrictions.
We urge all employees and
colleagues – use airway protection
and wear it properly. Let your
colleagues know if they forget this
obligation. Doing so, you are
protecting your health, and thus the
positive status of the company and
your job positions.
Gathering ban is still in effect. This
also applies for people in front of the
plant gates, where some colleagues
gather to smoke, during breaks and
before arriving and after leaving
work. By gathering, especially
without airway protection, they are
violating the government measures
issued in a state of emergency, and
thus could be penalized by the
Municipal Police or by the Police of
the Czech Republic.
Thank you for respecting the current
measures and protecting your health
as well as the health of your
colleagues and loved ones.
At ŠKODA Space, we bring you
interviews with employees
who have personally contracted
COVID-19. There, you will also find
the up-to-date overview of currently
valid health and safety measures.
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR WORKING HOURS AND
SOCIAL EXPENSES FOR 2021 HAS BEEN CONCLUDED
We would like to inform you that the collective bargaining between the ŠKODA AUTO management
and KOVO Trade Union organizations has been successfully concluded. Contracting parties have reached
an agreement on work calendars and the social expenses budget for 2021. Both parties have also agreed
on a one-off 4,000 CZK bonus included in the November 2020 salary – together with the payment
of the second part of the guaranteed bonus. This is an acknowledgment of your high commitment
and quality work when fulfilling tasks in a difficult period, which involved ensuring the operation of the
company and satisfying the demands of ŠKODA AUTO customers regarding our cars. Another result
of the bargaining are the many benefits that should further increase the happiness of our employees.
There was no reduction of previously set values. For example, starting from 1 January 2021, the financial
support for the birth of a child will be raised substantially to 10,000 CZK. Additionally from the same
date, the supplementary pension savings contribution from the employer will be increased to 1,350 CZK
a month, and from 1 April 2021 by another 50 CZK to 1,400 CZK a month. It was also agreed that the
main meal subsidy will be increased. The employees will have an option to request a greater donation
for the modernization and reconstruction of their housing. Better conditions will also apply for loans
when buying new and now used cars as well. More changes will include the planned increased number
of Cafeteria Benefits ŠKODA points awarded for preventive medical examinations, or the extended
all-year contribution for the concentrate in Freshbars. Detailed information about the concluded
agreements will be published in ŠKODA Mobil and at the ŠKODA Space Employee Portal.
The entire company and the whole world are currently going through a very difficult period, when it
is impossible to predict how the situation will evolve. It is clear that not only in 2021, but also in the
following years, we will face high demands. Therefore, we will work with full commitment to maintain
and solidify our good position in the increasingly competitive environment, and to protect your jobs.
ŠKODA AUTO has a great team, which will surely succeed thanks to its high personal commitment.
It is our belief that these new agreements will keep you motivated in the ever more complicated
competitive environment. We can overcome all obstacles thanks to close cooperation and mutual
On behalf of ŠKODA AUTO
On behalf of KOVO Trade Union
Chairman of the Board
ŠKODA AUTO a.s.
Chairman, KOVO Trade Union Works Council
ŠKODA AUTO a.s.
Board Member, HR Management
ŠKODA AUTO a.s.
STICKERS FOR 2021
Czech motorway tax stickers valid from 01/01/2021 are
going to be distributed electronically from 01/12/2020.
The key differences are that the new motorway stickers will
be available in electronic form only (i.e. not attached to the
windshield) and the validity of the all-year motorway sticker
is now 12 months from the date of purchase (i.e. not for the
calendar year concerned). The “EL” registration plates are still
exempt from this fee, without the need for further proof.
CNG vehicles are entitled to a reduced fee. The tax sticker
payment can be checked at any time in the “edalnice” system.
Please be advised that motorway tax stickers are not
and will not be available for purchase in the OMV network.
Read more details at the ŠKODA Space Employee Portal.