everyday people are saying enough is enough
Since I've been back in the Czech Republic, I have noticed a certain degree of a pro-business, anti-union and anti-socialized anything slant in mainstream media.
The most recent example of this was the Prague public transportation employee strike, which was supposed to happen sometime this month. It was, however averted last week after the transportation union leaders succeeded in forcing the Minister of Finance to take the proposed tax and salary law changes off the table until a new proposal is written up and consulted with the union leadership.
Based on the press coverage of the looming strike, one could walk away with the impression that the bus and train drivers are a whole bunch of whiners, willing to bring the country to a halt because of a few puny perks like stravenky, or meal discount vouchers, a popular benefit many Czech workers receive from their employers. Read more on my Czechs in America blog.