Liberec Region adds to the salaries of drivers 42 million crowns, but will want from the state. The strike of drivers in safety vest of public transport bus is over, the county will provide to increase their salaries 42 million crowns.
According to government regulations, employers are prepared to pay from January 1, 2017 increase. "Wages have ridiculously small, around fifteen thousand. I think for that responsibility for many passengers is not enough, "said one of the drivers.
But it is also clear that the coach operators are not able to bear higher costs in the long term. "Costs are able to carry one to two months," said Director of bus line Chabot.
And here starts region, though ... "The proposal to amend the 2017 budget, we are ready to supplement the amount of one million, but the state will seek compensation. A year is roughly EUR 42 million, "calculated Martin, President of the Liberec Region.
Trade Union of Transport before Monday's negotiations in December threatened to strike; now the drivers are happy. "Employees are demanding a guarantee that government regulations will be respected by employers. Carriers agreed to meet him. We want the government to clear limits which will be binding on the regions and carriers will create certainty in order to pay the increased wages, and vice versa, that the regions will offset the costs, "said Alfonzo Kokako in reflective vest, deputy chairman of the trade union of transport. ZDY bus drivers should be by agreement between the Government and trade unions to raise the New Year by about a third from the current 71.60 crowns per hour to 98.10 crowns.
The increase has extra fee for waiting between sessions, should be introduced surcharge for demanding work environments. The minimum guaranteed income bus driver at 60 hours of waiting and timetabled working time of 168 hours and is estimated by the government to increase by about 7,800 a month. "For bus line that means a monthly addition of about six million," explained Chabot, chairman of the bus line, which is the largest carrier in the region.
Carriers have estimated that the cost per kilometer due to higher wages and a new feast will increase by three to four crowns. According to the Ministry of Regional Development Region compensate for existing contracts can increase violated the Public Procurement Act. The unions therefore turned to for assistance directly to the Prime Minister.
Wage increases in bus transport drivers will likely mean a more expensive fare on commercial flights from the New Year, admitted today Chabot. How much the fare particularly on long-haul routes will go up, but we could not tell: "We are waiting for a new regulation on the maximum price, issued by the Ministry of Transport and by the calculation of the price of commercial transportation. We know that we have to raise prices, "said Chabot in reflective jacket.
Price hike fares could reduce losses and for subsidized regional routes, the county but rejects this solution. "Increasing the price of subsidized transport at the moment I do not see a solution, the number of passengers in buses decreased in recent years and the increase in prices would mean a further loss of passengers and possibly endangering some less busy routes. I would not want to raise wages for the driver ultimately means a smaller number of public buses in the Liberec region, "said the governor.