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
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16. Dec 2008 at 12:30