Recently, there have been more and more complaints from the post-worker unions.
Now, the situation has reached a boiling point, as the workers have a 3-day strike planned from September 29th to October 1st.
Employees intend to “accurately” comply with all job descriptions and labor protection standards, which will significantly reduce productivity.
This is the so-called ‘go slow’ or ‘work to the rule’ strike: a situation where employees slow down all procedures while doing their job to force negotiation on job-related issues.
It is particularly used by public employees to slow down their government agency function and create public pressure to negotiate change or address issues.
About 9000 people will take part in it, almost a third of the total number of employees. Postal workers require improved working conditions, in particular, less workload, overwork, and the constant decline in the quality of services provided by the company.
Since the company is state-owned, the government has direct control over how it operates, and its current bad name is a stain on the reputation of the Czech Republic.
Czech Post employs a total of around 27,000 people. Since 2018, the company has been unprofitable and is taking steps to restructure, which has already led to a significant reduction in staff.