Prague, Czech Republic – Polish workers hired for Škoda assembly have been found to have been systematically discriminated against by the Zetka Auto agency tasked with hiring them. The Czech State Labour Inspection Office and the country’s national ombudsman found that the wages and bonus payments Zetka gave its employees were lower than the lowest wages given to Škoda workers in a collective bargaining agreement and by law. Zetka made the workers wait two months for their first pay cheques, then deducted non-existent debts from their wages.

Škoda has said it will work to remove the discrimination.