Unions mobilise around the country

Slovak Republic
A demonstration in Bratislava on 12 October was the third protest organised by trade unions against the government’s austerity measures. The government is planning cuts of €986 million in 2011, €154 million of which is due to come from public sector pay cuts. Unions are calling for measures to boost employment and protect social security and are still hoping for negotiations with the government but are also considering continuing their protests. [Read more at > Slovak news website (EN)->http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/40471/3/unions_rally_against_austerity_package.html]

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