Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

ŽSSK: Strike halts train service to Hungary

Slovakia's passenger rail carrier ZSSK on December 15 announced there is no rail service to Hungary due to a strike by workers demanding salary increases. ŽSSK has promptly reorganised the affected services. For example, it has suspended the fast train connecting the eastern city of Košice with Budapest, while slow trains that normally travel all the way to the Hungarian capital will now terminate in Cana, near the border. The Hungarian railway unions have been in talks with the management for a week now, calling for a 10 percent pay rise and premiums from the privatisation of Hungary's MAV Cargo for employees of MAV subsidiaries. According to ZSSK spokesman Miloš Čikovský, the situation is fluid and impossible to predict. TASR

Slovakia's passenger rail carrier ZSSK on December 15 announced there is no rail service to Hungary due to a strike by workers demanding salary increases. ŽSSK has promptly reorganised the affected services. For example, it has suspended the fast train connecting the eastern city of Košice with Budapest, while slow trains that normally travel all the way to the Hungarian capital will now terminate in Cana, near the border.

The Hungarian railway unions have been in talks with the management for a week now, calling for a 10 percent pay rise and premiums from the privatisation of Hungary's MAV Cargo for employees of MAV subsidiaries. According to ZSSK spokesman Miloš Čikovský, the situation is fluid and impossible to predict. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.