Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Czech Transit Strike Update

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.