Ostrava city transport workers to go on strike

City transport workers in Ostrava are to go on a one day strike against low wages on June 1st, the ctk news agency reports. Trade unions have been pushing for an eight percent pay rise but the transport company is not willing to go higher than 3 percent. The company employs 2,000 people whose average monthly wage is 22,000 crowns. Trade unions have warned that they will not let up the pressure until they get a positive response. Talks with the city transport company and city hall officials have dragged for over six months.