Unions at nuclear power stations call strike alert

12-02-2003

Unions at the Dukovany and Temelin nuclear power stations called a strike alert at noon on Wednesday in protest at planned lay-offs. Unions at Temelin came out in support of their colleagues at Dukovany after they announced their planned protest action on Tuesday. According to Dukovany trade union spokesman Jiri Jedlicka, several mayors of the towns in the region have already voiced their support of a possible strike. While specific plans for redundancies have been made at Dukovany, unions at Temelin have yet to obtain any concrete dates and figures. The unions are now waiting for the outcome of promised talks with the Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.