Poland - Mass protest planned against public sector freeze - August 27, 2010

The Solidarity trade union has announced a mass demonstration against the government public sector pay freeze on 22 September in Warsaw. “We’re preparing for the demonstration. The trade union will cover the protesters’ travel expenses,” says Janusz Sniadek, leader of Solidarity. He announced that housands of firefighters, customs officers, state administration employees and probably police officers will march on the rhythm of an orchestra provided by coal miners. In contrast of the pay freeze that the government announced to reduce its debt, employees of state-owned institutions demand a 5.3% pay increase for 2011.

English: http://www.thenews.pl/business/artykul138472_trade-unions-plan ...

via http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/show_news.pl?country=Poland

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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