Czech Post to Increase Wages by Ten Percent

Starting in September, Czech Post will increase the wages of its operational and administrative staff by an average of ten percent. This move will require an investment of 320 million CZK. Currently, the average wage for postal workers is 31,012 koruna, which is 12,000 koruna less than the average wage in the Czech Republic last year.

In March, employees received an extraordinary award for successfully implementing crisis measures last year. The average award amounted to 4,500 CZK, representing a total cost of 120 million koruna. The Czech Post currently employs around 20,000 people. The last time the postal service increased wages was last year, with an average five percent increase.

The extraordinary award payment and the increase in wages are the results of negotiations between the Czech Post’s management and representatives of all trade unions operating in the Czech Post. According to the general director, Miroslav Štěpán, ensuring the Czech Post’s daily operation, especially during the challenging pre-Christmas period, puts immense demands on all company employees.

He states that his priority is constantly strengthening the quality of delivery so mail deliverers will receive the most significant increase. A successful transformation is a condition for maintaining the wage valuation of postal workers, making the job at the post office attractive in changing market conditions.

The Czech Post reduced its loss by approximately one billion koruna to about 700 million CZK last year. Operational changes and savings, including the closure of 300 branches, contributed to this. This year’s operation should end with a zero balance. The company is preparing for a transformation, which will involve separating the branch network from commercial parcel and logistics services under the label Balíkovna from next year.