The chairman of the Confederation of Industry and Transport (including more than eleven thousand companies with 1.3 million employees) also rejected the view that companies would not (or less than) supplement this without raising the minimum wage.
The wage environment now decides that we do not have people and that the economy is doing well, he said. According to him, the sensible company invests not only in technology, but also in education and wages. "To blame us for not giving people that is not true, come to companies."
Comparison of Czech wages with wages in Western Europe and their "catching up" does not like this. There is still a consumer basket or other rental payments.
Hanak: government guarantees that taxes will not rise
He recalled that economic growth in the Czech Republic was the fifth year. "We are in the happiest period of this country after 1993, the establishment of the Czech Republic, but we have no economic cycles." He added that there was a risk of decline and pointed to the deteriorating forecasts of the Czech National Bank, the Czech Banking Association or the OECD. According to him, wage growth should be the same.
Hanak also refused to comment on Minister Malacova's reasoning that billions in pensions could come from taxes on digital giants, as is now said in Germany. "It's a CSSD rhetoric that has guaranteed that taxes will not rise, so I do not want to talk about it," said the head of the largest trade association in the Czech Republic.