Croatian Bus Drivers to Go on 10-Minute Strike on Friday

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ZAGREB, August 21, 2019 – Two trade unions in the Croatian bus transport system on Wednesday said that they would hold a ten-minute walkout on Friday morning in all regular bus services across Croatia, demanding a wage increase and for a collective agreement to be concluded.

Buses in regular services will stop driving at ten o’clock Friday for ten minutes, only buses driving on motorways at the time of the action will continue to operate.

Services at bus stations will also stop working during the ten-minute action, and disgruntled workers are going to hold a protest rally outside the building of the Ministry of the Maritime Affairs and Transport in Zagreb.

One of their demands is that bus drivers should be given the status of officials in cases when they are exposed to attacks and threats.

The union leaders said today that they requested an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the ministers of transport, finance, economy and education.

They said that they would hold another strike action on 8 September if their demands were not met.

They also demand that the authorities finally comply with Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road.

More news about bus transportation in Croatia can be found in the Travel section.


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