Czech bus drivers are to go on a one-day strike in protest of low wages on April 6th, their trade union organization announced yesterday. The strike is in protest of the fact that bus drivers have not been awarded the pay increases promised by the government and regional governments.
Bus drivers on scheduled routes were promised that their pay would rise from just over 70 crowns an hour to just short of 100 crowns an hour. The strike’s announcement came as the government approved a 10 percent hike in salaries of policemen, firefighters and other state security personnel earlier this month.
“The strike will take place on April 6, it is declared for 24 hours so far, from midnight to midnight,” said Alfons Kokoška, deputy chairman of trade unions in transportation.
Public transport in big cities such as trams and subway in Prague, will be not affected.