Unions say won't support gov't that reduces workers' rights

The SSSH union federation said on Tuesday that any government which planned to further reduce workers' rights would not have their support and that the demands of the Bridge party were unknown for now because, aside from a call for reforms in many areas, it was impossible to unequivocally establish what the party intended to carry out and how.

The publicly available Bridge documents contain mutually exclusive demands, for example those concerning the second pension pillar, or demands in contravention of the European Union acquis, for example concerning the monetary policy and VAT, SSSH said.

Those documents reveal that Bridge is not dealing with workers, their working conditions or purchasing power, and what concerns them can be found in sections on enterprise and the business climate, where the party calls for simpler, more efficient and more flexible labour regulations and amendments to labour legislation, the SSSH said.

Last update: Tue, 17/11/2015 - 17:14

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