Tren­i­talia is in­ter­ested in Rosco too

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The pres­i­dent of the TAIPED pri­va­ti­za­tion fund, Ster­gios Pit­sior­las, in­formed union­ists of the Greek rail­ways that Italy’s Tren­i­talia, the win­ning bid­der for ser­vice op­er­a­tor Train­ose, is also in­ter­ested in railway car­riage main­te­nance com­pany Rosco.

In the meet­ing – which took place without the pres­ence of Train­ose’s Trans­port Min­istry ap­pointed man­age­ment – the head of TAIPED added that the pri­va­ti­za­tion of Rosco will be com­pleted in the next three months.

Pit­sior­las con­vinced the union­ists to can­cel their on­go­ing strikes at least un­til Fri­day, telling them that Tren­i­talia is gen­uinely in­ter­ested in de­vel­op­ing the Greek rail­ways, which also ex­plains its in­ter­est in Rosco. He also clar­i­fied a num­ber of is­sues re­lated to the com­pany’s col­lec­tive la­bor con­tract, which was another rea­son for the con­tin­ued strikes.

The union­ists a fa­vor­able la­bor con­tract to be signed as soon as pos­si­ble, be­fore the Ital­ians take over at Train­ose. Sources say that the Train­ose ad­min­is­tra­tion, with the sup­port of the min­istry, pro­moted changes to the la­bor con­tract in co­op­er­a­tion with the union­ists, leav­ing out TAIPED and the Ital­ians from the talks.

“The Train­ose man­age­ment has re­cently be­haved more like union lead­ers than com­pany man­agers,” a mar­ket in­sider told Kathimerini.

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