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Czech republic  |  June 17, 2011 08:00:27

Transport strikes - SUMMARY: The strike took place in calm, right in Prague, will not collapse even in regions


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PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - On Thursday, in the Czech Republic stop the train stopped in Prague for 24 hours to ride the metro, in some regional capitals passengers feel the strike. Although there were fears of a collapse, it did not happen and strike transport unions, including a protest march in Prague, took place in peace.

Prime Minister Petr Necas (ODS) evaluated the strike, saying that "unions protest met the expectations of their bosses and the strike did not bring anything positive for this country." Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) said that the government is willing to further discuss the parameters of reform, but do not exchange them for the CSSD program.

Thursday's protests to the contrary by the head of the Association of Independent Unions Bohumír Dufek one winner, and the trade unions are represented in the transportation, especially railroad. Dufek, however, also admitted that at a meeting of trade unionists on Palacky Square in Prague participation was weaker than expected.

"We are very pleased that in Prague there was no traffic collapse," judged union strike Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda (ODS). He appreciated that many people of Prague on Thursday morning used to transport bike to work. Cycling has risen in the city ten days compared to normal.

Now city leaders feared most in transport strikes and unions until the last minute tried to negotiate at least a weekend metro. Unions, however, failed to comply with request to supervisory stations walk a sufficient number of employees.Unlike the subway in the morning but Transport Company of Prague (DPP), went at least 92 trams and 98 buses.

In addition to the strike took place in Prague as well as trade unionists march. It started shortly after eight o'clock. Trade unionists marched on Palacky Square, where they stopped for about an hour. In speeches, took turns union leaders. They called on the government of Petr Necas (ODS) to download the upcoming reforms.

The Palacky square, the procession moved to the Lesser Town. Next stop made before the Ministry of Finance. The unions met with Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09). During meetings with ripped incident where trade unionists at the Department of throwing oranges and tomatoes. The situation had hit a police anti-conflict team. The police finally arrested a young man and woman.

From the Ministry of Finance, the procession went on strike last stop to the building of the Government. There passed the hay trade unionists with signs that communicate how much money the Czech Republic faced various corruption cases.

In addition to Prague on Thursday, passengers felt the strike only in Brno, Olomouc, Havirov, Krnov Bruntál and Usti nad Labem. In other regional capitals and major cities was normal traffic stop, or on strike only symbolically.

In the Moravian metropolis ran on Thursday despite a strike by tram backbone routes. "In Brno runs on Thursdays from 5 o'clock in the morning 158 vehicles, of which 77 trams, 39 trolley buses and 42 buses," said agency spokesman Mediafax Brno Transport Company Linda Škrancová with the fact that on Thursday, supervisors will also collect fines from passengers.

In Olomouc, pulled 50 percent of all bus and tram transport. They are not fully utilized, the passengers apparently chose another way of transportation, unless otherwise indicated spokesman said Magdalena Kopřivová Transit Company. Of the eleven trams twenty-two pulled from jedenašedesáti then thirty buses. "We are not fully utilized, the passengers seemed prepared to strike, or ridden at all," she said.

More than 60 people since Thursday morning joined the strike in the Transport Company of Usti nad Labem. Police tended away in Lovosice Trmice and trucks that otherwise through Usti nad Labem go around unfinished highway D8.

In the north of Moravia to strike and engage Bruntál Krnov Havířov rode in urban transport as a public holiday. In addition, bus drivers in Havířov morning despite a strike odvozili children to school.Joined the strike and 98 percent of employees of Veolia Transport Morava. Public transport in Bruntál or Krnov not drive. By contrast, in Ostrava, the situation was calm, the local drivers put themselves on reflective safety vests to express their support for the strike.

Brozova Carolina, Thomas Pataki, Denise Šindlerová, brozova@mediafax.cz

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