KOVO trade union will organise protests against the government’s austerity package

The KOVO trade union is preparing rallies in Košice and Žilina to protest against the government's proposed austerity package which unions are opposing, asserting that the planned measures will have a too negative impact on employees, the TASR newswire reported. At the rallies, the unions want to make people aware of the negative elements in the package and discuss the changes that the unions proposed that had been ignored, said KOVO chairman Emil Machyňa in Žilina on September 23.

The KOVO trade union is preparing rallies in Košice and Žilina to protest against the government's proposed austerity package which unions are opposing, asserting that the planned measures will have a too negative impact on employees, the TASR newswire reported.

At the rallies, the unions want to make people aware of the negative elements in the package and discuss the changes that the unions proposed that had been ignored, said KOVO chairman Emil Machyňa in Žilina on September 23.

The rallies are scheduled for Košice on October 1 and for Žilina on October 8. The national Trade Union Confederation (KOZ) also announced that it will protest against the proposed changes in the calculation of pension and the austerity measures with a country-wide event focused in Bratislava on October 12.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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