Warsaw. Protest action by bus drivers. They will donate blood on Wednesday

Six trade unions are still in a collective dispute with the management of Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe. As previously announced on Wednesday, November 24 drivers will donate blood massively, for which they are entitled to a day off. MZA ensures that it will not cause difficulties in the functioning of public transport.

As unions announced, the drivers of Warsaw buses are planning a blood donation action on November 24. “In this way, we want to help the residents, our passengers” – announced last week the chairman of the Polish Drivers’ Trade Union at MZA Adam Cebulski. He added that drivers are entitled to a free blood donation.

Drivers will donate blood, others will take holidays

It is not known exactly how many drivers signed up for the blood donation campaign. However, according to trade unionists, those who, for various reasons, cannot donate blood take Wednesday holidays.

– This is less than one percent of the staff – said the spokesman for MZA Adam Stawicki to the Polish Press Agency. – There will be no difficulties in the operation of public transport buses. We have a guaranteed line-up – says the spokesman.

We reported on tvnwarszawa.pl that there is a dispute between six trade unions and the company’s management board at Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe. The drivers want raises and have previously threatened to protest. The main postulate of trade unionists are pay rises for employees. It is about PLN 800 gross. They also want changes to the remuneration regulations. The management of Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe is planning further talks with representatives of trade unions in the coming days. – We hope that they will lead to an agreement on all the issues discussed – emphasized the spokesman of the MZA.

There are six out of nine trade unions in the collective dispute with MZA: ZZKRP, WZZKRP, WZZ Sierpień 80, OZZKiM, NZZK, NSZZ “Solidarność” 80.

Main photo source: MZA