The border blockade has returned. The government did not comply with the truckers’ ultimatum

The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) started to organize protest rallies at the road border crossings of Slovakia from Tuesday at 8.00 am and will block them. He informs about it on the social network, stating that the government refused to accept their legitimate demands if no agreement was reached.

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The green wave of Slovak Radio informed that the vehicles would be blocked border crossings in both directions for freight and truck transport with the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. They should also be blocked main roads in Žilina and Ružomberok, cars, buses and rescue vehicles should pass.

Drivers can be prepared for possible delays and columns, especially for detour routes. The Bratislava Regional Police announced that on Tuesday from 8 am until further notice, the highway border will be blocked crossings to D2 Kúty – Brodské and Čunovo – Rajka, both ways for freight transport.

Pellegrini: I don’t understand their behavior

VIDEO: Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini does not understand ultimate behavior representatives of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS), who set the conditions without a willingness to reach a compromise.

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“I see no relevant reason for UNAS representatives to have today block border crossings again. Nothing dramatic is happening, “he said Prime Minister in response to Tuesday’s resumption of a strike on several places in Slovakia.

He recalled the proposals made by the Ministry of Transport and Finance, which submitted after negotiations with the hauliers and agreed with them the largest association in the Česmad sector. “I think providing toll rebates in the amount of EUR 8 million and motor vehicle tax relief in the amount of EUR 33 million is a very fair offer that will significantly improve the position Slovak road hauliers, “underlined Pellegrini.

In connection with the activities of UNAS, he warned that the state will proceed in accordance with applicable regulations. “No one will stop them from expressing their attitude, but I want to urge them not to restrict road safety and to comply strictly by the law on strikes and the law on public assembly. Otherwise, they run the risk of breaking the law and will have to be adequately sanctioned for this, “added Pellegrini.

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ČESMAD: The negotiations were successful

Recent agreement with the Ministries of Finance and Transport and Construction on the adjustment taxes on motor vehicles as well as discounts on toll rates Association of Road Carriers of the Slovak Republic ČESMAD Slovakia for balanced and beneficial for the whole road transport sector. These measures are by the largest associations of road carriers in Slovakia associated with the overall savings for road hauliers in the amount of almost EUR 40 million.

“We hereby consider the above-mentioned negotiations, or rather the changes achieved in motor vehicle tax as well as in toll rebates for successful and materially closed, “the internal manager said for SITA on Tuesday communications ČESMAD Slovakia Peter Tóth. Reaching an agreement with both ministries in recent days, they have been preceded by a comprehensive complex lasting more than two years negotiations. ČESMAD Slovakia thus reacted to the fact that the Union of Road Carriers Slovakia (UNAS) resumed the strike on Tuesday.

Ministries count the impacts

“The Ministry of Finance is currently quantifying the impact of the proposal, which submitted by UNAS, in which road hauliers proposed a completely new one motor vehicle tax calculation system. About specific numbers and impact on the budget, the Minister of Finance will inform colleagues during the next meeting of the cabinet, “said the director of the press department Ministry of Finance Alexandra Gogová. “So is the transport department recalculates and evaluates the last UNAS proposal received and will subsequently inform the government, “said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Transport and Construction Karolína Ducká on the proposal of road hauliers for a sharp increase in discounts from tolls.

Both ministries in connection with UNAS requirements and the threat of renewal protests reminded that there is no reason to exert pressure and accept extreme a quick haste solution in a matter of hours or days. “A tax from motor vehicles for 2020 will be due at the end of January 2021 and as well as toll discounts can be applied only from the beginning of July this of the year. So there is enough time to find the optimal solution, “they added ministries of finance and transport.

According to Gog, Minister of Transport Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) on Monday discussed the current state of truck transport with the Minister of Finance Ladislav Kamenický (Smer-SD). Ministers will discuss specific proposals inform the Government of the Slovak Republic on Wednesday.

UNAS emphasized that it would not restrict passenger transport and carriers in the case of immediately create a legal “rescue alley”. “Please fellow citizens for understanding and support, ”says the Union.

They waited until Monday for an answer

UNAS expected a response from the Ministry of Transport by Monday at 4 p.m. proposals for discounts on tolls and from the Ministry of Finance processing submitted proposal to change the motor vehicle tax. The Union noted that in the opposite in this case there is a risk of a strike.

On Wednesday (January 22), Česmad accepted a proposal from the Ministry of Finance to adjust the tax from motor vehicles. It consists in the cancellation of malus on vehicles that are more than 13 years old. Even the cars that are the oldest date should be entitled to a minimum 20% discount. The association is at the same time ready to accept the proposal of the Ministry of Transport for discounts on toll rates from the first kilometers. At the end of the year should be calculated to which discounts the truck belongs, and the discount from the first kilometer is applied retroactively accordingly. UNAS sa opposed these proposals and submitted its own.

At the same time, UNAS unanimously decided to terminate any cooperation with the Association of Road Carriers of the Slovak Republic ČESMAD Slovakia. “The Union is distancing itself from any declarations and signatures of contracts with the Ministry of Finance and The Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, which was approved and signed by ČESMAD Slovakia, “said UNAS, adding that from now on it acts independently.

UNAS last Thursday presented to the Ministry of Transport and construction proposal to radically increase discounts on tolls and the Ministry finance a proposal to reduce motor vehicle tax rates. UNAS he expected the two ministries to speak earlier by 6 p.m. Friday admitted that if his requirements are not met, they can resume the recent a strike that lasted seven days until January 13. This organization road hauliers, in contrast to ČESMAD Slovakia, had previously rejected the proposals both ministries for discounts on toll payments, as well as for a reduction in tax rates from motor vehicles.

UNAS: We want what belongs to us

“We are not blackmailing anyone, we just want what belongs to us. Mr. Prime Minister, of course he said at a press conference that we should be competitive with V4, “said UNAS Vice President Stanislav Skala. He claims that both ministries submitted proposals that are at the level of the V4 countries. “We want to do something he has previously declared a new bankruptcy for the toll system, but lawyers have to judge all amendments to the contract (on the operation of the toll system). Then it is decided whether this contract is in accordance with the law and can be terminated or not, “ added Skala.

UNAS calls for a significant increase in toll rebates for vehicles weighing up to and over 12 tons in the range of 18% to 26%, respectively. 27% depending on mileage (over 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 30,000, 50,000 and 60,000 kilometers). At present, discounts are between 3% and 11%, resp. 12%. The organization also wants to reduce the annual tax rate, for example of motor vehicles by 50% for hybrid motor vehicles, for motor vehicles vehicles powered by compressed or liquefied natural gas, or hydrogen propulsion. It calls for the same tax reduction for semi-trailers and trailers with a valid certificate of inspection of the technical condition. For utility vehicles and buses would like a lower rate of this tax by 50%, 40%, respectively. 30% according to the emission class of the vehicle. For hybrid vehicles or powered by natural gas and hydrogen should be halved rates.

The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) started to organize protest rallies at the road border crossings of Slovakia from Tuesday at 8.00 am and will block them. He informs about it on the social network, stating that the government refused to accept their legitimate demands if no agreement was reached.

VIDEO: See what confusion formed in the morning on borders with Hungary.

Watch more videos and shows v TV Pravda.

The green wave of Slovak Radio informed that the vehicles would be blocked border crossings in both directions for freight and truck transport with the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. They should also be blocked main roads in Žilina and Ružomberok, cars, buses and rescue vehicles should pass.

Drivers can be prepared for possible delays and columns, especially for detour routes. The Bratislava Regional Police announced that on Tuesday from 8 am until further notice, the highway border will be blocked crossings to D2 Kúty – Brodské and Čunovo – Rajka, both ways for freight transport.

Pellegrini: I don’t understand their behavior

VIDEO: Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini does not understand ultimate behavior representatives of the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS), who set the conditions without a willingness to reach a compromise.

Watch more videos and shows v TV Pravda.

“I see no relevant reason for UNAS representatives to have today block border crossings again. Nothing dramatic is happening, “he said Prime Minister in response to Tuesday’s resumption of a strike on several places in Slovakia.

He recalled the proposals made by the Ministry of Transport and Finance, which submitted after negotiations with the hauliers and agreed with them the largest association in the Česmad sector. “I think providing toll rebates in the amount of EUR 8 million and motor vehicle tax relief in the amount of EUR 33 million is a very fair offer that will significantly improve the position Slovak road hauliers, “underlined Pellegrini.

In connection with the activities of UNAS, he warned that the state will proceed in accordance with applicable regulations. “No one will stop them from expressing their attitude, but I want to urge them not to restrict road safety and to comply strictly by the law on strikes and the law on public assembly. Otherwise, they run the risk of breaking the law and will have to be adequately sanctioned for this, “added Pellegrini.

VIDEO: Róbert Bozalka, Vice President of the Police Force: “The situation is calm, we are monitoring border crossings.”

Watch more videos and shows v TV Pravda.

ČESMAD: The negotiations were successful

Recent agreement with the Ministries of Finance and Transport and Construction on the adjustment taxes on motor vehicles as well as discounts on toll rates Association of Road Carriers of the Slovak Republic ČESMAD Slovakia for balanced and beneficial for the whole road transport sector. These measures are by the largest associations of road carriers in Slovakia associated with the overall savings for road hauliers in the amount of almost EUR 40 million.

“We hereby consider the above-mentioned negotiations, or rather the changes achieved in motor vehicle tax as well as in toll rebates for successful and materially closed, “the internal manager said for SITA on Tuesday communications ČESMAD Slovakia Peter Tóth. Reaching an agreement with both ministries in recent days, they have been preceded by a comprehensive complex lasting more than two years negotiations. ČESMAD Slovakia thus reacted to the fact that the Union of Road Carriers Slovakia (UNAS) resumed the strike on Tuesday.

Ministries count the impacts

“The Ministry of Finance is currently quantifying the impact of the proposal, which submitted by UNAS, in which road hauliers proposed a completely new one motor vehicle tax calculation system. About specific numbers and impact on the budget, the Minister of Finance will inform colleagues during the next meeting of the cabinet, “said the director of the press department Ministry of Finance Alexandra Gogová. “So is the transport department recalculates and evaluates the last UNAS proposal received and will subsequently inform the government, “said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Transport and Construction Karolína Ducká on the proposal of road hauliers for a sharp increase in discounts from tolls.

Both ministries in connection with UNAS requirements and the threat of renewal protests reminded that there is no reason to exert pressure and accept extreme a quick haste solution in a matter of hours or days. “A tax from motor vehicles for 2020 will be due at the end of January 2021 and as well as toll discounts can be applied only from the beginning of July this of the year. So there is enough time to find the optimal solution, “they added ministries of finance and transport.

According to Gog, Minister of Transport Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) on Monday discussed the current state of truck transport with the Minister of Finance Ladislav Kamenický (Smer-SD). Ministers will discuss specific proposals inform the Government of the Slovak Republic on Wednesday.

UNAS emphasized that it would not restrict passenger transport and carriers in the case of immediately create a legal “rescue alley”. “Please fellow citizens for understanding and support, ”says the Union.

They waited until Monday for an answer

UNAS expected a response from the Ministry of Transport by Monday at 4 p.m. proposals for discounts on tolls and from the Ministry of Finance processing submitted proposal to change the motor vehicle tax. The Union noted that in the opposite in this case there is a risk of a strike.

On Wednesday (January 22), Česmad accepted a proposal from the Ministry of Finance to adjust the tax from motor vehicles. It consists in the cancellation of malus on vehicles that are more than 13 years old. Even the cars that are the oldest date should be entitled to a minimum 20% discount. The association is at the same time ready to accept the proposal of the Ministry of Transport for discounts on toll rates from the first kilometers. At the end of the year should be calculated to which discounts the truck belongs, and the discount from the first kilometer is applied retroactively accordingly. UNAS sa opposed these proposals and submitted its own.

At the same time, UNAS unanimously decided to terminate any cooperation with the Association of Road Carriers of the Slovak Republic ČESMAD Slovakia. “The Union is distancing itself from any declarations and signatures of contracts with the Ministry of Finance and The Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic, which was approved and signed by ČESMAD Slovakia, “said UNAS, adding that from now on it acts independently.

UNAS last Thursday presented to the Ministry of Transport and construction proposal to radically increase discounts on tolls and the Ministry finance a proposal to reduce motor vehicle tax rates. UNAS he expected the two ministries to speak earlier by 6 p.m. Friday admitted that if his requirements are not met, they can resume the recent a strike that lasted seven days until January 13. This organization road hauliers, in contrast to ČESMAD Slovakia, had previously rejected the proposals both ministries for discounts on toll payments, as well as for a reduction in tax rates from motor vehicles.

UNAS: We want what belongs to us

“We are not blackmailing anyone, we just want what belongs to us. Mr. Prime Minister, of course he said at a press conference that we should be competitive with V4, “said UNAS Vice President Stanislav Skala. He claims that both ministries submitted proposals that are at the level of the V4 countries. “We want to do something he has previously declared a new bankruptcy for the toll system, but lawyers have to judge all amendments to the contract (on the operation of the toll system). Then it is decided whether this contract is in accordance with the law and can be terminated or not, “ added Skala.

UNAS calls for a significant increase in toll rebates for vehicles weighing up to and over 12 tons in the range of 18% to 26%, respectively. 27% depending on mileage (over 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 30,000, 50,000 and 60,000 kilometers). At present, discounts are between 3% and 11%, resp. 12%. The organization also wants to reduce the annual tax rate, for example of motor vehicles by 50% for hybrid motor vehicles, for motor vehicles vehicles powered by compressed or liquefied natural gas, or hydrogen propulsion. It calls for the same tax reduction for semi-trailers and trailers with a valid certificate of inspection of the technical condition. For utility vehicles and buses would like a lower rate of this tax by 50%, 40%, respectively. 30% according to the emission class of the vehicle. For hybrid vehicles or powered by natural gas and hydrogen should be halved rates.