Estonia -Union leadership criticizes unbalanced lowering of taxes -June 29, 2011

By the end of June trade union leaders convened to discuss decision-making in parliament on economic and social issues. They in particular criticized the general lowering of income tax as unbalanced. The chairman of the Estonian Confederation of Trade Unions, Harri Taliga, stated: “If income tax for all is to fall uniformly by one percent, emplyees with high wages would gain most while revenue to the state budget would fall significantly”. He pointed out that low-income earners would not profit, while they would suffer from the decline in social services financed from tax revenue.



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) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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