Czech Republic -Old dispute over right to strike flares again -June 6, 2012

In June 2011, the Prague court in preliminary opinion declared a strike called by CMKOS for later that month to be illegal. One day before the hearing before the court of appeal, the Ministry of Finance has withdrawn its proposal. Angered trade union officials claim the ministry has known for almost a year that the court of appeals would reject the criminalisation of the strike but refused to withdraw the accusation until the last moment in order to uphold the preliminary ruling as long as possible.

English: http://www.eucoban.eu/EMF/Reports/Czech-Legal-dispute-over-the-right-to-strike

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