Today, 20 December, in Kharkiv on routes not work 162 trolleybuses and 196 trams due to the fact that workers KP "Gorelectrotrans" on strike, seeking payment of wages. This situation is similar to last year, when drivers of trams and trolley buses went on strike and not go to work for over a week.
From the words of the strikers, most of the drivers and conductors have not been paid since mid-July. According to the deputy prosecutor of the Kharkiv region, to date, wage arrears amounted to more than 22 million hryvnia.Each employee should on average 10 thousand UAH.
Today workers held a rally near the trolleybus depot number 2, and on Wednesday they were going to go downtown to a city council session and to picket the City Council with a demand to dismiss the head of Gorelectrotrans. How long will today decide to strike a working group of the enterprise. The preliminary agreement between the staff - not to go on the routes until full repayment of wage arrears. "We're going on strike. Are committed to Saltov depot, all the trolleybus depot will not work.Questioned only in the October, where young people want to leave, and older people are not going to ", - said the driver of the tram number 5.
Authorities in response to the protesters once again just shrug their shoulders and hint at what the current rate - and this is one of the hryvnia per ticket - no longer covers the cost of the municipal electric.
In the mayor's office explains: debt was incurred because the government compensates only a quarter fare beneficiaries. A city budget such loads can not do.Therefore propose to revise the fare.
As we see the authorities once again want to throw all the problems on the shoulders of ordinary people.