ZAGREB, August 23, 2019 – Bus driver trade unions started a 10-minute warning strike on Friday morning on all regular bus services across the country.
The bus drivers formed a column of about 30 buses and headed toward the Ministry of the Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure.
Buses in regular services stopped driving at ten o’clock Friday for ten minutes, only buses driving on motorways at the time of the action continued to operate.
Unions are demanding that bus drivers be given the status of officials in cases when they are exposed to attacks and threats as well as 10% wage increase in an effort to stop the drain of bus drivers from emigrating.
They are requesting an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Transport Minister Oleg Butković, adding that if their demands are not met they would launch an all-out strike on 9 September.
Union leader Stjepan Lisičak told Hina that today’s action is intended to influence the government and relevant ministries to launch negotiations to resolve the problems in the public transport system.
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