Serbia police break bus drivers' strike

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The Independent Online
Belgrade authorities broke a public-transport strike by sending in police to disperse protesters and arrest a union leader. "Special police forces stormed into the bus garage in Novi Beograd, beat up some of the workers and arrested the president of the drivers' trade union," the head of the independent metal workers' union said.

Bus and tram drivers struck days before federal and municipal elections in the Yugoslav republics of Serbia and Montenegro. Belgrade's Mayor, Nebojsa Covic, accused opposition parties of trying to provoke labour unrest before Sunday's polls. Reuter - Belgrade