Monday, March 29, 2010

[olympiaworkers] Trolleybus Drivers have Wildcat Strike in Kiev Mar 29 2010

This morning trolleybus drivers went on strike in Ukraine.

About 100 drivers went on strike this morning. Their union does not
support the protest and considers the strike illegal. The management of
the depot forced some drivers from the second and weekend shifts to come
in to work, where the found they were to act as strike breakers.

The drivers went on strike because they are owed back pay and are
demanding immediate payment. They also protested against the liquidation
of bonuses and deteriorating work conditions.

As a result of the reaction of the existing union, workers from the strike
decided to form a new, independent one.

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