The Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (ČMKOS) asks for a 5% increase in salaries in the non-business sphere in 2016. This statement was made by chairman Josef Středula who added that it required a 3% to 5% increase in the business sphere. Furthermore, the trade unions ask for higher sickness benefits for the long-term ill. According to the ČMKOS, the Czech Republic should have a vision for its citizens with the aim of improving their quality of life, increasing their income, and dealing with them seriously in terms of salaries or the minimum wage.