Poland - Better working conditions in the public sector - September 30, 2018

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Warsaw demanding higher wages, higher minimum wage and better pensions in the public sector. The All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) organised the protest stating that while the economy is booming wages are so low that many people struggle to make ends meet. The country has seen rapid economic growth but most of the 700000 people employed in the public sector received no pay raises since 2010. Trade union Solidarność called for a 12% pay rise in public sector wages to compensate inflation.

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