Czech Republic - Transport strike announced - February 24, 2009

On 23 February transport union leaders gathered in Prague. They opposed a new law raising taxes on benefits that are already part of work contracts. Lubos Pomajbík, president of the Transport Workers' Union, announced a strike planned for 1 March between 4 and 9 AM. Trains nationwide will come to a halt. Prague Transit workers were still discussing about whether to join in, a move that would affect morning commuters on trams and the metro.



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