Truckers strike but traffic in Bratislava is running smoothly

Traffic on the I/66 entry road into Banská Bystrica, which has been partially blocked by some 50 trucks in a strike action, is being directed by police officers. Truckers who have joined the strike announced by the Union of Slovak Road Transporters (UNAS) have stationed their vehicles on both sides of the road, leaving only one lane free for other vehicles. Although traffic is being directed by the police, a traffic jam several kilometres long has been created, with delays exceeding half an hour, the TASR newswire reported. In addition, the eastern route into Ružomberok was blocked by some 50 trucks standing on both sides of the road, with the police directing traffic. But traffic in the eastern part of Bratislava was running smoothly on Monday, TASR wrote, with little sign of a protest announced by road carriers on Rožňavská Street. UNAS announced last Wednesday that truckers would go on strike as of February 1, while calling for a reduction in the road-toll network, the suspension of toll collection until the end of June, and the removal of other shortcomings in the system. TASR

Traffic on the I/66 entry road into Banská Bystrica, which has been partially blocked by some 50 trucks in a strike action, is being directed by police officers. Truckers who have joined the strike announced by the Union of Slovak Road Transporters (UNAS) have stationed their vehicles on both sides of the road, leaving only one lane free for other vehicles. Although traffic is being directed by the police, a traffic jam several kilometres long has been created, with delays exceeding half an hour, the TASR newswire reported.

In addition, the eastern route into Ružomberok was blocked by some 50 trucks standing on both sides of the road, with the police directing traffic. But traffic in the eastern part of Bratislava was running smoothly on Monday, TASR wrote, with little sign of a protest announced by road carriers on Rožňavská Street. UNAS announced last Wednesday that truckers would go on strike as of February 1, while calling for a reduction in the road-toll network, the suspension of toll collection until the end of June, and the removal of other shortcomings in the system. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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