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Czech republic  |  June 14, 2011 18:55:07

Transport strikes - SUMMARY: Unions Protest action paralyzes life, mainly in Prague and Brno


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PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - The strike by trade unions announced on Thursday, with full involvement of trade unions transport companies in Prague, Brno and Usti nad Labem, even here they want to encourage groups of anarchists North commune.

Strike paralyzes transport mainly in Prague, where public transport stops and probably operate on the main road routes. Trade unionists want to demonstrate outside the Department of Health and march metropolis. Actions by union leaders will be more extensive and radical than originally Advised Monday's protest. It will take 24 hours and paralyzing public transport in Brno, Usti nad Labem and partly in Olomouc. Stop the train over the Czech Republic. Trade unionists also plan to block some important road junctions.

In Usti nad Labem transport company unions character strikes Monday over plans changed. Labor leader Martin Dvorak said that while on Monday they wanted to support the token strike on Thursday traffic stop. "The reason the government reforms and the government's position to strike. Buses and trolley stops at midnight and get started again until after midnight," said Dvorak with the fact that it is possible that some drivers do not join the strike and they will ride. The protest action in support of Usti the velvet block anarchists groups from North commune.

Brno transport company is to join Thursday's strike in full. The day before the protest actions in taking his seat in Brno transportation task force, called by Mayor Roman Onderka (CSSD)."We evaluate the current situation, evaluate possible effects of strikes on the citizens of the city, especially in terms of transport provision in the city, free parking for drivers and safety of citizens. Speech will also be negotiating with representatives of the transport company in Brno trade unions with regard to accessibility by public transport on Thursday," Onderka said. The crisis staff will meet with representatives of Transport Company of Brno, Brno road, Police and City Police Brno.

In Olomouc, attended Thursday's strikes about seventy percent of employees of the local transport company. "Leading Transport Company Olomouc still does not know the exact number of striking drivers. Prepare an emergency plan," said company spokeswoman Magdalena Kopřivová. List of routes on which traffic will be secured to a limited extent, the company published on Wednesday afternoon.

In Havířov to strike involved three quarters of 203 drivers. Trade unions with company management agreed to provide connections to the shaft, in the company of Hyundai Nošovice and ArcelorMittal Ostrava. Guaranteed connections provide striking drivers. Not traveling by public transport connections throughout the day.

In other Czech and Moravian towns unions support strike a symbolic protest or travel to Prague.

Symbolic protest going in Ostrava. "A strike will support as we originally wanted, so symbolically. In vehicles hang out leaflets and put on a warning yellow-green vests. We strike for six days, we do not further increase the loss of our employers. Against him is not directed our protest," said President's trade Ivo Protivín organization. Part of the trade union is planning a protest in Prague.

Only symbolically support the strike and employees Frýdek-Místek bus or transportation company ZlínOtrokovice. Also in Uherske Hradiste Kunovice in Old Town and the buses will stop during a planned nationwide strike carriers travel schedule.

Symbolically connected to Thursday's strike by trade unions transport company town of Liberec and Jablonec. Company spokesman Martin Poršová Mediafax agency on Tuesday said that the original intention of trade unionists have not changed anything. "This is what unions announced on Friday in the preparation of the original deadline of Monday's strike. On urban transport terminal in Fügnerovo street in the center of Liberec, furnishes streetcar strike in which people explain their support for the strike and the government's attitude to reform," said Poršová. Of urban traffic in both cities will remain, unchanged line will Liberec - Prague.

Even public transport drivers in the Czech Budejovice, Plzen and Karlovy Vary strike on Thursday and will not stop going in everyday traffic. His last word to strike in the transport sector has told trade unionists from the Plzen bus, which is expressed only in the middle. In the Czech Budejovice unions support strike vylepením leaflets in public transport vehicles.

Under the current timetable should also ride buses and trolleybuses transport company in Hradec Králové. Neither transport company in Pardubice on Thursday is likely to actively join the strike. "We agreed that the strike will encourage passive. But if the government did not agree with our requirements and would be another strike came to her, we have fully entered," said deputy trade unionists Pardubice Transport Company Zdenek Michal.

Originally they wanted unions to strike on Monday, but that they Prague city court banned. A strike is said to have announced too late.

Eva Vaňáčová, County rapporteurs vanacova@mediafax.cz

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