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UPDATE 1 - Zagreb court prolongs temporary ban on planned strike at Croatia Airlines

UPDATE 1 - Zagreb court prolongs temporary ban on planned strike at Croatia Airlines Author: Croatia Airlines. License: All rights reserved.

ZAGREB (Croatia), August 8 (SeeNews) - A Zagreb court has postponed issuing a ruling on the legitimacy of a strike scheduled by Croatia Airlines' employees who are demanding a new collective labour agreement, the airline said on Wednesday.

The provisional ban on the strike imposed by the Zagreb County Court on Tuesday will remain in force until the court issues its decision at 12 pm local time on Thursday, Croatia Airlines said in a statement made available to SeeNews.

The court was expected to rule on the legality of the strike on Wednesday.

The company will continue to carry out all scheduled flights following the court's decision, it noted.

Croatia Airlines will conduct over 100 flights on Wednesday, carrying some 7,600 passengers, it said earlier.

Croatia Airlines earlier filed a complaint with the Zagreb court disputing the legitimacy of the industrial action scheduled by Croatia Airlines Workers’ Union (ORCA) to start at 6 am CET on August 8.

The strike was meant to last until all 150 demands of the employees have been met.

The demands include a wage hike, which Croatia Airlines argues would increase its salary costs by 30%, or by 53 million kuna ($8.3 million/7.2 million euro) per year - a financial burden which the company is unable to bear.

Last week, Croatia Airlines said it stands to lose 800,000 euro ($928,530.5) per day of the strike.

The Croatia Airlines Group employs 1,037 people.

($=0.861786 euro)

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