Czech court bans Monday transport strike
PRAGUE, June 11 (Reuters) – A Czech court has banned a nationwide transport strike set for Monday in protest against fiscal reforms on the grounds that unions announced the walkout too late, a court spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Czech unions to go ahead with strike despite court ban
They argued that the strike had been declared in compliance with the constitution, not under the law on collective bargaining. When delivering the ruling, the court referred to its clauses.
The trade union representatives said they doubted the judiciary was independent.
"The strike will take place. We are analysing the verdict. The strike was to be started in compliance with the constitution, not under the collective bargaining law," Jaroslav Zavadil, chairman of the umbrella Bohemian and Moravian Unions' Confederation (CMKOS), said.