Cerca de 40.000 checos, engañados por el gobierno derechista de Petr Necas, manifiestan en Praga

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Miles de personas han manifestado en Praga su negativa a que el Gobierno realice reformas, entre las que se encuentra, el aumento de la edad de jubilación y el recorte de la seguridad social  en la República Checa.

Los sindicatos han anunciado además que, en caso de que el Ejecutivo lleve a cabo sus planes, convocarán una huelga general.


Cerca de 40.000 personas han asistido a esta jornada de protesta en la capital checa, según los sindicatos. 

“Estamos rechazando el robo de nuestras pensiones”, ha manifestado el sindicalista Josef Stredula, desde la plaza Wenceslas de Praga.”Pedimos al Gobierno que tenga en cuenta a la opinión pública y el diálogo social”, ha añadido.

Las reformas anunciadas tiene como objetivo prevenir el futuro endeudamiento de la República Checa —actualmente es la mitad de la media de la Unión Europea—,recortar el déficit del sector público, hasta el 4,2% del Producto Interior Bruto este año y equilibrar el presupuesto para 2016.

Los sindicatos han pedido además que se celebren elecciones anticipadas en el país. Los próximos comicios están programados para 2014.

El primer ministro checo Petr Necas tiene la confianza de solo una cuarta parte de la poblaciónen mientras  el gobierno de coalición de centro-derecha ni alcanza una quinta,  14 por ciento menos que en diciembre, según una encuesta realizada por el  Instituto de sondeo STEM a principios de mayo y publicado el jueves.

 

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maria sabina 05/24/2011 02:36



Czech unions protest against govt prepared reforms in Prague ends





published: 21.05.2011, 14:30 | updated: 21.05.2011 15:55:09





Demonstraci ukončili odboráři a postižení zpěvem české hymny





Prague - A trade union demonstration against the reforms planned by the Czech government, in which the organisers said some 40,000 took part, ended after one and a half hours with the adoption of
a resolution saying the reforms are treacherous and will harm employees and the disabled.







"The reforms of health care and of the tax, pension and welfare systems are ill-conceived, shoddy, ideologically tinged, without any analysis of the impact on citizens," Josef Stredula, from
the Kovo trade union organisation, quoted from the statement.


The reforms "are to serve throwing health care, pensions and social care into the services of profit," Stredula read from the statement.


The participants in the event staged by the umbrella Bohemian and Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (CMKOS) were chanting various slogans, whistling and blowing vuvuzelas.


They ended their protest with singing the Czech national anthem. They were signing petitions against the government and for early elections.


CMKOS chairman Jaroslav Zavadil accused government politicians of lie and other trade union leaders called for early elections to be held.


Labour and Social Affairs Minister Jaromir Drabek (TOP 09) wrote in a statement for CTK that the demonstration is nonsensical in the current situation.


"I prefer correct negotiations to shouts in squares. I would comprehend the demonstration if the government did not want to negotiate with the unions. But the negotiations were rejected exactly
by the unions," he wrote.


Unionists walked out from a meeting of the tripartite, in which representatives of the government and employers are also represented, in protest against the draft reforms earlier in May.


Zavadil said today the government lied when it said it will not raise taxes on assuming power after the May 2010 elections.


The centre-right government comprises the Civic Democrats (ODS), TOP 09 and Public Affairs (VV).


"We want new elections...We will not be waiting until they steal everything away," said Bohumir Dufek, chairman of the Association of Independent Unions (ASO), the second strongest union
organisation in the country.


He told CTK he does not expect the government to change its behaviour.


"We are preparing blockades," he said, adding that the protests need not stop at this.


Tereza Stoeckelova, from the ProALt initiative, even spoke about a possible general strike.


"Not only unions, but also some people from some civic associations and even certain rightist economists point to the danger of the (planned) pension reform," said Tana Fischerova, actress and
former deputy for the Freedom Union, who moderated the protest.


The government wants to launch a "second pillar" of the pension system, in which people would save money for their retirement in private funds.


The "first pillar" is the pay-as-you-go system.


The unions say the government is unable to prevent the theft of money from public budgets, it is not seeking consensus with the opposition, social partners and nit even with the public.


The participants in the event also include disabled people who fear the government reforms will strip them of needed support.


Leftist politicians who usually attend similar demonstrations have not be much represented today.


Author: ČTK
www.ctk.cz


http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/czech-unions-protest-against-govt-prepared-reforms-in-prague-ends/640599