Skoda Auto, Czech unit of Volkswagen, will continue talks with unions to agree wage increases.

“I can confirm that talks on the new [wage] collective agreement are going to go on,” Skoda spokesman Jozef Balaz told Dow Jones Newswires.

Union officials had said earlier the company hadn’t agreed to their demand for a pay rise of 6% and had stuck to its offer for a 4.3% hike. The unions said they would start to prepare protests including stopping working Saturday shifts.

The previous wage agreement expired at the end of March. Almost every year talks on new wage arrangements at Skoda Auto get heated over originally planned schedules, the report noted.