Some test commissioners for driving schools have launched a strike, while others support it


Updates: 22.11.2021 13:28

Prague – A part of the test commissioners for driving schools started a two-day strike today. They are bothered by the actions of the Ministry of Transport, which, according to them, has long ignored the demands for changes in the process of education and state supervision. Many others support the protest, but work. This follows from information from individual municipalities and town halls. The Association of Examination Commissioners of the Czech Republic estimated that the majority of four hundred commissioners throughout the country should take part in the protest. Especially in smaller cities, however, due to the lack of dates, the exams take place, the ČTK reporters found out.

In southern Moravia, the commissioners’ strike affected, for example, the probationary dates in Břeclav. “The exams were canceled on Monday and Tuesday and will be replaced by driving schools by the end of this week. We now have four examiners, two of whom also perform other activities, which we will all use on Wednesdays and Thursdays,” said Břeclav City Hall spokeswoman Jana Pelcová. .

On the contrary, in smaller South Moravian municipalities with extended powers, where they have one or two commissioners at their disposal, they stated that the commissioners did not join the strike. “However, they point out that the pressure on them is still huge, the demand far exceeds the supply due to the period when it was not possible to pass the exams,” said Anna Mrázová, a spokeswoman for the town hall in Šlapanice in the Brno region.

At the town hall in Hradec Králové, all four commissioners who work full-time as commissioners took part in the protest. “Commissioners are not trying these days, some are taking regular leave, some are at work and performing other activities in accordance with their job description,” Kateřina Šmídová, a spokeswoman for the municipality, told ČTK. The test commissioners in Náchod agree with the position of the association, but they did not actively participate in the strike, said town hall spokeswoman Nina Adlof. The commissioner’s job in a town of 20,000 people is done by two people.

The test commissioners do not strike in Zlín. “They stated that the reason for the strike clearly exists, however, they evaluated the situation pragmatically so that it would only postpone the tests, the performance of which they would have to compensate applicants in another time. Tomáš Melzer Municipality.

The commissioners in Pilsen, Jihlava, Kroměříž, Rakovník, Uherské Hradiště or Kladno did not take an active part in the strike. According to the spokeswoman of the Pilsen City Hall Eva Barborková, the reason is, among other things, a large number of applicants for the exam, the strike would only complicate the situation. “Some of the applicants for driving licenses, for example, already have a deadline, so they would have to take a new course,” she added.

The test commissioners from Přerov joined the protest by not conducting tests of practical rides today and Tuesday. “Commissioners will be at the workplace and will process documentation related to their agenda. At the same time, they will offer new dates during the day to applicants for driving licenses who were to be tested on those days. Alternative dates will be offered next week, .

The aim of the two-day strike, according to the association, is to draw attention to the inaction of the management of the Ministry of Transport regarding the situation in the education of commissioners. According to the ministry, however, the strike is unfounded. The ministry has previously objected to the criticism, saying that it meets regularly with deputies of commissioners. “For example, they were involved in the change of new legislation from the very beginning until its approval. They directly participated in the creation of specific provisions, which they agreed on,” said ministry spokesman František Jemelka.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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