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The management of Croatia Airlines and the ORCA union did not reach an agreement – a strike on Thursday

first_imgAt the invitation of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines, another meeting of the company’s management was held yesterday with the ORCA union, which announced a strike starting on Wednesday, August 8, at 6 am.The company’s management called on the ORCA union to talk in order to avoid the announced strike and find a mutually acceptable platform for the continuation of collective bargaining. Despite this, ORCA, as a condition for giving up the strike, persisted in all its 150 demands set at the very beginning of the negotiations in April 2017, which would cost the company an additional 53 million kuna annually, which is impossible to meet. Accordingly, no agreement was reached on the cancellation of the strike, but the company’s management continues to express readiness for dialogue and calls on the ORCA union to reduce its demands to a framework that the company can submit in the long run, according to Croatia Airlines.”A strike in the period of the year in which the company generates the highest revenues and creates conditions for improving the working conditions of all employees in the future, will undoubtedly have a very negative impact on passengers, tourism performance and the entire Croatian economy, but also the company’s position.”It should be emphasized that the old collective agreement has been extended for 20 months, which preserves all the social and material rights of Croatia Airlines employees. and that the Memorandum of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of 3 August 2017 was also respected. During this period, Croatia Airlines employees were not denied the rights agreed upon in this Collective Agreement at any time. In the same period, the unions, including ORCU, tacitly accepted the situation in which all the provisions of the expired Collective Agreement were applied, and wages increased due to certain provisions of the agreement that value multiple seniority, and were regularly paid and respected. all other provisions of the same contract.On this occasion, the management of Croatia Airlines once again calls on the unions and all employees to think deeply about the significance and consequences of the strike at a time when everyone can create a good foundation for business during the winter and coming months, when passenger traffic and profitability are almost nine times lower. The company does not have the financial means to set aside an additional 53 million kuna a year and meet more than 150 demands of the ORCA union, and if a real strike occurs, such opportunities will not be in the future.On two occasions, he rejected offers of a salary increase of 2,5% with the provision of other benefits (Christmas, recourse…) at the end of 2017 and the middle of 2018, and with this rejection, unfortunately, all workers in Croatia were at a financial loss. Airlines, as it will be, at an even greater loss now, conclude from CA.WORKERS ‘STRIKE ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY IN CROATIA AIRLINESAfter the meeting held with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Andrej Plenković, on July 06.07.2018, 20, an agreement was reached with the Prime Minister’s promise that the necessary conditions will be created soon, primarily the appointment of a new and competent Management Board. a collective agreement that is the foundation of all civilized western airlines, including Croatia Airlines.After that, the start of the strike was postponed, but as they point out from ORCA, unfortunately for them, the Prime Minister did not fulfill his side of the agreement and they were forced to announce the strike of the day again. 08.08.2018. starting at 6 p.m. morning. “We would like to emphasize once again that this was the last option for us, but after not even the last agreement resulted in any reaction from the owner’s representatives, unfortunately for all of us, we were forced to take this step.. ” conclude from ORCA.The reason for the strike is poor working conditions, too many working hours and low wages, especially in the context of competition and at the level of the profession in Europe. And as we can see, the last meeting and the attempt to reach an agreement with the CA Management did not bear fruit, so on Thursday, if there is no significant turnaround, Croatia Airlines workers go on strike.last_img read more

Cricket News Five memorable Ashes series from ‘Bodyline’ to England’s thriller

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England and Australia begin the latest edition of the Ashes at Edgbaston on Thursday, with the home side looking to wrestle back the urn. The opening day of the Ashes series between England and Australia also marks the start of the International Cricket Council’s new World Test Championship. The aim is to give individual Test series greater context and spark a worldwide revival of interest in the five-day game. Australia hold the Ashes but England have not lost a Test series at home to their arch-rivals since 2001.2005: England win Ashes thrillerThe 2005 Ashes was one of the greatest series in cricket history and saw England triumph over their fiercest rivals for the first time in nearly 19 years. It appeared to be business as usual for long-suffering England fans when Australia won the first Test at Lord’s by 239 runs. But when Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath was ruled out of the second Test at Edgbaston after treading on a ball during practice on the morning of the match, England took charge. England’s Andrew Flintoff starred with both bat and ball and when Australia were 175-8, chasing 282 for victory, a home win looked assured.But Australia edged their way closer before last man Michael Kasprowicz was caught behind off Steve Harmison to give England victory by a mere two runs. The third Test was drawn and England survived a brilliant four-wicket burst from leg-spin great Shane Warne to win the fourth Test at Trent Bridge. England, now needing a draw at 2-1 up to regain the Ashes, were in danger of defeat on the last day at the Oval until Kevin Pietersen’s breathtaking 158 and a fine fifty from Ashes Giles rescued them following a top-order collapse.1981: Botham’s AshesRarely has one man done as much to win an Ashes as Ian Botham in 1981. He started the series as England captain but, after a defeat in the first Test at Nottingham and the embarrassment of bagging a pair in a draw at Lord’s, Botham resigned as skipper. England were still in dire straits after being made to follow-on in the third Test at Headingley, with former England wicketkeeper Godfrey Evans, who had become an odds-setter for British bookmaker Ladbrokes, making them 500/1 outsiders to win the match.Botham’s astonishing counter-attack innings of 149 not out, however, meant Australia were set a target of 130 before fast bowler Bob Willis’s inspired 8-43 saw England to an astounding 18-run win. Botham’s scarcely believable return of five for one in 28 balls at Edgbaston ensured England won the fourth Test by 29 runs. There were more heroics in the fifth Test when Botham’s blistering 118 set up a 103-run victory at Old Trafford that clinched the series.1974/5: Lillee and Thomson run riotAustralia’s Dennis Lillee was returning from a back injury and fellow fast bowler Jeff Thomson’s previous Test had yielded unimpressive figures of 0-110. Yet they still ran through England’s batsmen in frightening fashion. In the first four-and-a-half Tests Thomson took 33 wickets at 17.93 before he damaged his shoulder playing tennis on the rest day of the penultimate Test in Adelaide.Australia won the series 4-1, with England captain Mike Denness dropping himself at one stage. England’s only win came in the final Test when Thomson was missing through injury and Lillee broke down early.1948: Australia’s ‘Invincibles’An Australia side captained by Don Bradman in his final Test series swept all before them in an undefeated tour during which they won the Ashes 4-0. Underlying their superiority, Australia were set a seemingly impossible target of 404 on the last day to win the fourth Test at Headingley. Yet they got there for the loss of just three wickets, with Arthur Morris making 182 and Bradman an unbeaten 173.But the series is best remembered for Bradman’s final Test innings at the Oval when, needing four for an average of exactly a hundred, he was bowled for a duck by leg-spinner Eric Hollies and had to make do with a mark of 99.94.1932/33: ‘Bodyline’The most controversial Ashes series of them all was brought about by a desire to curb Bradman’s phenomenal run-scoring.England captain Douglas Jardine’s response was to deploy ‘leg theory’ — bowling short to a packed legside field — with supremely accurate fast bowler Harold Larwood the spearhead of the attack.It worked to the extent England won the Ashes 4-1, with Bradman’s average for the series reduced to 56.57. But the use of what became known as “Bodyline”, which saw batsmen having to defend themselves rather than their stumps, was condemned as “unsporting” by Australian officials and almost provoked a breakdown in diplomatic relations. last_img read more