ČESMAD is also more radical, it has entered a warning strike

Representatives of the ČESMAD road hauliers association want the state to meet their three requirements by 22 January.

VIDEO: Prime Minister Peter also commented on the blockades of truck drivers Pellegrini. See what link it has for carriers.

Representatives of the Association of Road Carriers of the Slovak Republic negotiations with other carriers and representatives of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) in Banská Bystrica agreed on a compromise, which they do not conclude definitely.

As the president of ČESMAD Slovakia, Pavol Jančovič, from, stated at the briefing they do not give up their demands and at the same time unequivocally support them strikers because they also fight under their conditions. Road carriers on Saturday they enter the warning strike.

ČESMAD Slovakia supports colleagues from UNAS in the requirement to reduce by 50% vehicle tax. “That 50% is the difference between 37.5 percent, which we demand, but we support colleagues, because it is a logical requirement, to compare the plus-minus with the surrounding countries in this way the level of motor vehicle tax rates, “said the president, adding that another requirement is to eliminate the anomaly in the form of taxation pocket and the third are toll discounts from the first kilometer. “Not like it is in the category of over 12 tons, which is from 10 thousand kilometers, because it harms especially Slovak carriers, which drive relatively little after Slovakia, “explained Jančovič.

ČESMAD Slovakia wants to continue to coordinate these three requirements with colleagues from UNAS and if it remains so, carriers could be withdrawn from the streets.

They have declared a warning strike

“In any case, we are entering the alert today strike and we expect negotiations to take place in the coming days mainly with the Ministry of Finance and in the latter case with the Ministry of Transport, where we already have a date on Monday. If that were the case and succeeded in these intentions to agree with the current government, respectively with the deputies in Parliament on 21 January, so I can call it a compromise in relationship with road hauliers. And it’s a small shift in improving conditions Slovak carriers, “the president explained the procedure, noting that the opposite if their actions are harmonized and these conditions are not met, “so we anticipate coordinated action with UNAS from 22 January. “

“We are in favor of colleagues leaving the roads, because it is a psychological onslaught and exhaustion, but not to just leave. If they have to leave, let them go with our common requirements, “said Jančovič, believing that that they come together. “If the government responded to our demands, it would we asked them to withdraw and to go to the negotiating table, because laws are written in pen and we could pay more attention to that in the negotiations of the National Council of the Slovak Republic legislation and conditions of carriers at the table, “concluded the president of ČESMAD Slovakia.

Pilgrims: Rokujte

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) asks the protesting road hauliers to they left the trucks in the parking lots and sat down at the negotiating table.

“Let them negotiate for a week, two, three or a month until they agree some compromise, but let them stop blocking roads, endangering lives citizens and the economy. Let them really return to the form of a strike that is acceptable and guaranteed in the constitution, “said the Prime Minister in the radio discussion program RTVS Saturday Dialogues. Negotiate with representatives of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS), which organizes a nationwide strike from January 7, for now the prime minister personally does not want.

“They have at their disposal the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Finance. These are competent persons who can negotiate with them. I don’t see a reason right now to meet them, because in this case I have no way help. They must first notify me through the Minister of Finance, how in the end agree, “Pellegrini said. He again urged road hauliers not to continue in these activities, as they will also have to be responsible for consequences if they cause any damage.

According to the Prime Minister, everyone has the right to express their opinion as well strike, you should just choose the right form. “I will not mind if even in front of the government office in Náměstí Slobody there will be strikers express your position even a month. No one will stop them. But I want to challenge them, to stop blocking roads, border crossings, importing goods into Slovak companies, because they are already starting to feel the problem with the delivery of goods, “remarked Pellegrini. At the same time road hauliers warned that blocking roads can also seriously endanger people’s lives. According to the Prime Minister, an ambulance may not reach some parts of the country in time, or firefighters and may even lose their lives just because “These people have come up with the idea of ​​abusing their big trucks to block roads ”.

Police are calling for compliance

Police are calling on road hauliers to comply with traffic regulations. Respects the constitutional right to assembly, but appeals to compliance with the law. Police President Milan Lučanský claims that the police cannot allow, for example, a woman in labor to get into hospital, said Denisa, a spokeswoman for the Presidium of the Slovak Police Force Bárdyová.

“The police are here to protect the lives, health and property of citizens. We cannot allow, for example, a woman in labor to have a way to get into hospital, when her husband is taking her because the roads are blocked, he thinks Lučanský, which encounters a lasting strike by road hauliers.

In this context, it calls on drivers not to block road traffic, because they will have to resort to sanctions. Police president too he said they would tow vehicles if necessary.

Lučanský thus joined the call of the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Petr Pellegrini (Direction-SD). He asks the carriers to leave the roads and go to the negotiator table. He considers their actions to be blackmail.

They block border crossings

Road hauliers will continue their strike on Sunday, The Rusovce-Rajka border crossings in the direction of Slovakia will be blocked and Brodské-Kúty. It informs the Regional Directorate on the social network Police Force in Bratislava.

On Sunday, from about 10:00 pm until the appeal, it will be according to the police for freight transport blocked border crossing Rusovce-Rajka in the direction to Slovakia. Cars will have one lane.

At the same time, road hauliers will also block the border crossing Brodské-Kúty on the D2 motorway in the direction of Slovakia. Impassable will be left lane from 22.00 until further notice. Cars will be able to pass right lane.

“There will be a section of the road on Rožňavská Street in the direction of the city still passable in only one lane, “the police conclude.

The strike, which was declared by the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) and supported The Farmers’ Initiative has been running since Tuesday in Bratislava, Košice or In Orava. The Union is talking about a drastically deteriorating business environment hauliers and calls for a 50% road tax reduction and suspension collection of the toll until the appointment of its new administrator.

The state offered a smaller tax reduction

Based on negotiations with ČESMAD, the Ministry of Finance offered reduction of motor vehicle tax rates for truckers transport by an average of 12.5% ​​and at the same time committed to addressing taxation pocket for working trips of drivers. These legislative proposals will be submitted to the meeting of the National Council of the Slovak Republic convened on 21 January. Required suspension of toll collection according to the Minister of Transport and Construction of Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) is out of the question, because the toll system would fall.

UNAS has been continuing a nationwide protest since Tuesday, January 7 against road transport business conditions, including roadblocks and border crossings. He failed with either of his two main ones requirements – reduction of motor vehicle tax by 50% and suspension of toll collection pending the conclusions of the report of the Supreme Court of the Control Office of the Slovak Republic on the operation of the electronic toll system.

Representatives of the ČESMAD road hauliers association want the state to meet their three requirements by 22 January.

VIDEO: Prime Minister Peter also commented on the blockades of truck drivers Pellegrini. See what link it has for carriers.

Representatives of the Association of Road Carriers of the Slovak Republic negotiations with other carriers and representatives of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) in Banská Bystrica agreed on a compromise, which they do not conclude definitely.

As the president of ČESMAD Slovakia, Pavol Jančovič, from, stated at the briefing they do not give up their demands and at the same time unequivocally support them strikers because they also fight under their conditions. Road carriers on Saturday they enter the warning strike.

ČESMAD Slovakia supports colleagues from UNAS in the requirement to reduce by 50% vehicle tax. “That 50% is the difference between 37.5 percent, which we demand, but we support colleagues, because it is a logical requirement, to compare the plus-minus with the surrounding countries in this way the level of motor vehicle tax rates, “said the president, adding that another requirement is to eliminate the anomaly in the form of taxation pocket and the third are toll discounts from the first kilometer. “Not like it is in the category of over 12 tons, which is from 10 thousand kilometers, because it harms especially Slovak carriers, which drive relatively little after Slovakia, “explained Jančovič.

ČESMAD Slovakia wants to continue to coordinate these three requirements with colleagues from UNAS and if it remains so, carriers could be withdrawn from the streets.

They have declared a warning strike

“In any case, we are entering the alert today strike and we expect negotiations to take place in the coming days mainly with the Ministry of Finance and in the latter case with the Ministry of Transport, where we already have a date on Monday. If that were the case and succeeded in these intentions to agree with the current government, respectively with the deputies in Parliament on 21 January, so I can call it a compromise in relationship with road hauliers. And it’s a small shift in improving conditions Slovak carriers, “the president explained the procedure, noting that the opposite if their actions are harmonized and these conditions are not met, “so we anticipate coordinated action with UNAS from 22 January. “

“We are in favor of colleagues leaving the roads, because it is a psychological onslaught and exhaustion, but not to just leave. If they have to leave, let them go with our common requirements, “said Jančovič, believing that that they come together. “If the government responded to our demands, it would we asked them to withdraw and to go to the negotiating table, because laws are written in pen and we could pay more attention to that in the negotiations of the National Council of the Slovak Republic legislation and conditions of carriers at the table, “concluded the president of ČESMAD Slovakia.

Pilgrims: Rokujte

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) asks the protesting road hauliers to they left the trucks in the parking lots and sat down at the negotiating table.

“Let them negotiate for a week, two, three or a month until they agree some compromise, but let them stop blocking roads, endangering lives citizens and the economy. Let them really return to the form of a strike that is acceptable and guaranteed in the constitution, “said the Prime Minister in the radio discussion program RTVS Saturday Dialogues. Negotiate with representatives of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS), which organizes a nationwide strike from January 7, for now the prime minister personally does not want.

“They have at their disposal the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Finance. These are competent persons who can negotiate with them. I don’t see a reason right now to meet them, because in this case I have no way help. They must first notify me through the Minister of Finance, how in the end agree, “Pellegrini said. He again urged road hauliers not to continue in these activities, as they will also have to be responsible for consequences if they cause any damage.

According to the Prime Minister, everyone has the right to express their opinion as well strike, you should just choose the right form. “I will not mind if even in front of the government office in Náměstí Slobody there will be strikers express your position even a month. No one will stop them. But I want to challenge them, to stop blocking roads, border crossings, importing goods into Slovak companies, because they are already starting to feel the problem with the delivery of goods, “remarked Pellegrini. At the same time road hauliers warned that blocking roads can also seriously endanger people’s lives. According to the Prime Minister, an ambulance may not reach some parts of the country in time, or firefighters and may even lose their lives just because “These people have come up with the idea of ​​abusing their big trucks to block roads ”.

Police are calling for compliance

Police are calling on road hauliers to comply with traffic regulations. Respects the constitutional right to assembly, but appeals to compliance with the law. Police President Milan Lučanský claims that the police cannot allow, for example, a woman in labor to get into hospital, said Denisa, a spokeswoman for the Presidium of the Slovak Police Force Bárdyová.

“The police are here to protect the lives, health and property of citizens. We cannot allow, for example, a woman in labor to have a way to get into hospital, when her husband is taking her because the roads are blocked, he thinks Lučanský, which encounters a lasting strike by road hauliers.

In this context, it calls on drivers not to block road traffic, because they will have to resort to sanctions. Police president too he said they would tow vehicles if necessary.

Lučanský thus joined the call of the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Petr Pellegrini (Direction-SD). He asks the carriers to leave the roads and go to the negotiator table. He considers their actions to be blackmail.

They block border crossings

Road hauliers will continue their strike on Sunday, The Rusovce-Rajka border crossings in the direction of Slovakia will be blocked and Brodské-Kúty. It informs the Regional Directorate on the social network Police Force in Bratislava.

On Sunday, from about 10:00 pm until the appeal, it will be according to the police for freight transport blocked border crossing Rusovce-Rajka in the direction to Slovakia. Cars will have one lane.

At the same time, road hauliers will also block the border crossing Brodské-Kúty on the D2 motorway in the direction of Slovakia. Impassable will be left lane from 22.00 until further notice. Cars will be able to pass right lane.

“There will be a section of the road on Rožňavská Street in the direction of the city still passable in only one lane, “the police conclude.

The strike, which was declared by the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) and supported The Farmers’ Initiative has been running since Tuesday in Bratislava, Košice or In Orava. The Union is talking about a drastically deteriorating business environment hauliers and calls for a 50% road tax reduction and suspension collection of the toll until the appointment of its new administrator.

The state offered a smaller tax reduction

Based on negotiations with ČESMAD, the Ministry of Finance offered reduction of motor vehicle tax rates for truckers transport by an average of 12.5% ​​and at the same time committed to addressing taxation pocket for working trips of drivers. These legislative proposals will be submitted to the meeting of the National Council of the Slovak Republic convened on 21 January. Required suspension of toll collection according to the Minister of Transport and Construction of Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) is out of the question, because the toll system would fall.

UNAS has been continuing a nationwide protest since Tuesday, January 7 against road transport business conditions, including roadblocks and border crossings. He failed with either of his two main ones requirements – reduction of motor vehicle tax by 50% and suspension of toll collection pending the conclusions of the report of the Supreme Court of the Control Office of the Slovak Republic on the operation of the electronic toll system.