Bus drivers demand pay increase, threaten to strike

  • 1999-08-26
  • Peter J. Mladineo
VILNIUS - A planned strike during the wee morning hours of Aug. 17 was barely averted after municipal and transport company officials agreed to work out problems with drivers and their unions. The major issues are drivers' salaries and benefits, and bus companies' promptness in paying salaries. The Vilniaus Trolleybus and the Vilniaus Autobus companies have a combined debt of roughly 50 million litas ($12.5 million) to the Lithu-anian government, which they said prevented them from acceding to the drivers' demands.After several multi-party negotiations, the bus drivers agreed not to strike ...
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