Bus strike averted

An all-out strike affecting commuter bus transport companies in Slovakia announced for this week will not go ahead, the SITA newswire reported. Employees of commuter bus transport companies all over Slovakia planned the strike to press the case for preserving their fare discounts in the form of so-called free-ride cards, a benefit to which bus drivers and their families have been entitled to for decades.

An all-out strike affecting commuter bus transport companies in Slovakia announced for this week will not go ahead, the SITA newswire reported. Employees of commuter bus transport companies all over Slovakia planned the strike to press the case for preserving their fare discounts in the form of so-called free-ride cards, a benefit to which bus drivers and their families have been entitled to for decades.

On June 1, Bratislava Region became the last of Slovakia's eight regions to accept terms for fare discounts for employees of commuter bus transport companies and their family members. President of Bratislava Region Pavol Frešo reported after talks with the president of the KOVO trade union representing public transport workers, Emil Machyňa, and director general of the Slovak Lines bus company Peter Sadovský that the regional government had accepted travel discounts for employees, drivers, and their direct family members, but removed all discounts granted to white-collar workers in the regional administration, government ministries and trade unions.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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