Lithuania - Public transport campaign gets off the ground - June 26, 2011

Public transport workers have launched a campaign to secure branch agreements for their services. The campaign is part of a wider global union programme to defend public services. The Lithuanian Transport Workers’ Federation (LTWF), backed by the Forum of Transport Trade Unions in Lithuania, began a series of actions on 8 June, to continue daily until 22 June. They included pickets at the government buildings in Vilnius and rallies along the main business street, stopping at the ministries of transport and justice. Demands are that public transport employers reach agreements with unions that will increase minimum wages, index pay in line with inflation, and retain the existing pension age rather than raise it. Part of the action was participation, on 23 June, in the worldwide Action Day “Promote Public Transport”, co-ordinated by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).



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