Czech Republic -Protest actions against anti-social reforms will continue -April 27, 2012

On 21 April trade unions and a platform of more than 20 civil initiatives and NGOs protested against anti-social austerity reforms in a demonstration that gathered ten of thousands of people to Prague. The demands were to abolish the drastic reforms on health, welfare, pensions and other provisions. Protesters were carrying signs calling on the government to resign. Prime Minister Necas said the reform is necessary to avoid a debt trap. The trade unions and the Stop Government activists will continue with a series of protests culminating in a strike by the end of June.

English: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9U9APLO0.htm
http://aktualne.centrum.cz/czechnews/clanek.phtml?id=737827
http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/czech-trade-unions-stop-government …

 

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