Trade Unions’ Protests in Poland

photo: Piotr Drabik
photo: Piotr Drabik

As The Warsaw Voice writes on Monday, March 26, there were protests of Solidarity trade union members against governmental plans to increase the retirement age. Several hundreds of protesters gathered in Warsaw, in front of the prime minister’s office.

Trade unionists announced that protests would be held throughout whole week, on Wednesday they would move demonstrations to the front of the parliament.

photo: Piotr Drabik

Meanwhile talks between two parties of the ruling coalition – Civic Platform (PO) and the Polish People’s Party (PSL) continue. While Civic Platform made a priority out of the reform of the pension system, PSL is rather sceptical towards suggested changes.

More about the protests here.