Skoda Auto Extends Production Shutdown

Skoda Auto production line

Skoda Auto is extending its production shutdown at all three Czech factories due to the coronavirus pandemic until at least April 14. Initially, production was scheduled to resume on April 6.

The employees were supposed to return to their jobs on Monday, April 6, but now they will return to work no earlier than Tuesday, April 14.

Employees receive 70 percent of salary from March 18 until March 29, then increase to 75 percent. This agreement is still in place, so employees will continue to receive 75 percent of their salary after April 6, when production was initially scheduled to resume.

Some employees in the car factory still work to maintain the continuity of the necessary activities. Skoda Auto unions said on Thursday that 350 permanent employees and another 600 external workers are still in the car factory in Mlada Boleslav.

Due to the pandemic, Škoda Auto ceased production at all three of its Czech plants on March 18.