Josef Středula is the president of the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (CMKOS). Upon completing the Secondary Industrial School in Opava, Josef started to work in technical professions in Vítkovice Steel. After the Velvet Revolution in November 1989, he actively participated in setting up new trade unions, holding leading positions since the early 1990s. In 1993, he was elected vice-president of the KOVO trade union, and in 2005 he was elected its president. In May 2014 he became president of the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions – the biggest trade union center in the Czech Republic. He has participated in many social partners negotiations and is a member of the Steering Committee of the European Trade Union Confederation.

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