Transport Minister Ľubomír Vážny has repeated that the railway companies ŽSR, ŽSSK and ZS Cargo will not lay off any employees.
A railway workers’ trade union, Odborové Združenie Železničiarov (OZZ), announced last week that it believes Slovakia’s railway transport network is in danger of collapse and that 6,000 railway workers could be laid off. The union announced a strike alert. The minister confirmed that intensive talks are being held with the railway companies.
OZZ thinks that without effective measures being adopted by the government, the recession in railway transport will deepen. The unionists are demanding adoption of measures to equalise the cost of railway transport in the transportation market and a programme of renovation of the railways. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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10. Dec 2008 at 19:00