Union movements organise protests over surge in inflation

Austria Czech Republic Greece

With inflation increasing rapidly across Europe, trade union movements are mobilising to highlight the cost-of-living challenges facing workers, their families as well as pensioners and students. Latest figures show prices rising at anything from 6.5% to nearly 23% a year in Europe with further increases predicted. The CMKOS confederation in the Czech Republic is calling for a national demonstration in Prague on 5 September while the ÖGB confederation in Austria is coordinating protests around the country on 17 September. In between these two, the GSEE private sector and ADEDY public sector confederations are building for a protest in Thessaloniki on 10 September when ADEDY will be highlighting the long-term impact of austerity on public sector workers who have not seen a pay rise for 14 years.

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