Workers from engineering firm PSS Detva near Banská Bystrica yesterday began a one-day strike in protest at the drawing-out of tenders and delays in the sale of the business by its largest creditors, which include state insurance company Sociálna zdravotná poisťovňa, VÚB bank, and the National Labour Office.
Head of the local union, Stanislav Ľupták, was disappointed that the creditors had not reached a decision on a future buyer for the firm.
"I negotiated with the creditors' top management even before Thursday's creditors' meeting for them to evaluate and approve one of the two offers to buy the factory during the session. They gave their word that that would happen," he said.
The unionists say that the firm will not survive another year without a new investor.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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27. May 2003 at 9:52