“The ORCA workers’ union at the state-owned national flag carrier Croatia Airlines (CA) announced on Tuesday it would appeal an injunction banning a strike at the airline at the Constitutional Court, after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld an earlier ruling declaring the strike illegal.

Supreme Court confirmed an August 9 ruling by the Zagreb County Court, which banned the strike in Croatia Airlines saying the unionists had negotiated with the management in bad faith on a new collective agreement.

However, unlike the first instance ruling, the Supreme Court concluded that the legal preconditions to allow the strike go on were not met because legally mandated conciliation procedures with company’s management were not held before the union announced the strike.” (N1)