The Union of Slovak Road Hauliers (UNAS) decided its meeting on Saturday, January 15 in Zvolen to announce a strike alert, the TASR newswire reported.
UNAS also passed a resolution that will be sent to the Transport, Construction and Regional Development Ministry. The truckers said in the resolution that if the government does not fix the transport situation to UNAS's satisfaction the truckers will take their protests to the streets.
UNAS is demanding that Slovakia’s electronic toll collection for highway use be halted until the tender that awarded the system to the SkyToll company is investigated by an independent international auditor.
In addition UNAS is asking the government to sign an agreement on cooperation between UNAS and the Transport Ministry like one that is in effect with a rival organisation of trucking firms, Česmad. UNAS representatives said that Česmad does not really represent truckers, claiming that it has ignored the difficult situation of carriers.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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17. Jan 2011 at 14:00