Union federation lists strike successes

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In an assessment of the one-hour warning strike last month the CMKOS trade union confederation notes the government is delaying and amending some of its planned health and public sector reforms. In particular, the confederation says that there has been a moderation of proposals on health care fees; the division of planned health care reforms into two phases giving unions more time to influence them; a strengthening the system of pension insurance; and increased possibilities for early retirement. Public opinion polls showed 60%-70% of the public supporting the confederation's aims and that the strike has strengthened the position of the trade unions in their campaign against the government's privatisation, pensions and labour code reforms.
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