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Unions block motorways

THE CONFEDERATION of Labour Unions (KOZ) protested on many of the country's main motorway routes on June 4, driving trucks at 60 km/h along the roads between 06:00 and 09:00.

The move followed a blockade of 13 border crossings by KOZ members on May 23, in an effort to persuade the government to pay more attention to their demands.

"We managed to block the traffic and point out existing problems," KOZ vice president Eugen Škultéty told the SITA news agency. Škultéty participated in the protest on a section of highway between Bratislava and Trnava.

The routes affected by the protest were Bratislava - Kúty, Bratislava - Trnava, Trnava - Nitra, Piešťany - Trenčín, Vašec - Liptovský Mikuláš, and Prešov - Košice.

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