Trade unions start series of anti-government protests in Warsaw

Written by on September 12, 2013 in Europe - No comments

About 20 000 people took part in anti-government rallies on September 11 2013 in Warsaw, organised jointly by Poland’s three largest trade unions – Solidarity, the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) and the Trade Unions Forum in a protest against government labour policy, pension system reform and to call for higher pay.
They picketed eight ministries (the Treasury, Labor, Transport, Economy, Health, Interior Affairs, Agriculture and Justice) where they left lists of their demands, and subsequently marched to the Parliament building, in front of which they pitched tents.
The Wednesday march opened a series of demonstrations to continue until Saturday when about 100 000 protesters are expected to join.

For the full story, please visit The Warsaw Voice
(Photo of Warsaw: Novitas)

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