ROUNDUP: Crippling Sarajevo public transport strike ends

Crippling Sarajevo public transport strike ends Sarajevo  - Management of the Sarajevo public transport company (GRAS) reached an agreement late Monday with the drivers' union to end a crippling work stoppage.

After a day of negotiations, GRAS promised to clear the backlog, including salaries for the last few months and payments to health and pension funds that are owed from last year.

The drivers launched their strike at 4 am Monday. Students and employees had to drive, take cabs or walk, contributing to already chaotic downtown traffic in the city of more than 500,000 people.

The average salary in GRAS is about 10 per cent above the national average. dpa