Transport strike in Ostrava into its third day

03-06-2011

A strike by city transport workers in Ostrava continued for a third day on Friday with no sign of a solution to the stand-off. Trade unions have been pushing for an eight percent pay rise but the transport company is not willing to go higher than 3 percent. Trade unions have warned that they will not let up the pressure until they get a positive response. Over 600 transport workers marched through the city in protest of low wages and on several occasions attempted to stop private company buses from serving in their stead. Police are out to enforce order.