Police, customs, prison-guard and firefighter unions will also launch a series of demonstrations next month against government plans to curb their benefits and rights, the president of the federation of the unions, FRDESZ, told a press conference on Monday. The first mass demonstration is scheduled for April 16, when active and retired soldiers, prison guards, police and customs officers, firefighters and national security and civil defense workers will march from Heroes Square to the Parliament with their demands, said Péter Kónya. The demonstrators will not leave until unions reach an agreement with the government, he said. The employees want their current and post-retirement benefits to be maintained and wages to increase in line with inflation, as well as overtime pay, better protective gear and conditions for maintaining and enhancing their health, Kónya said.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 April 2011 05:32