The chairman of the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (ČKOZ) and candidate for president of the Czech Republic, Josef Středula, announced on Monday that they will hold a demonstration against the government on October 8. He stated this at a meeting of trade unionists in Prague, reports TASR reporter.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala.
Středula stated that the trade unions agreed on holding the demonstration on August 22. “We are not satisfied with the current situation. We hear what the residents of the Czech Republic are saying. We are not extremists. We are people who are afraid of the future,” said the head of ČKOZ.
At a rally called Against Poverty, he criticized the government’s actions in the current crisis and called its assistance to citizens insufficient. According to him, she underestimated inflation and its effects. “People are afraid, companies are afraid. People don’t know what will happen and they are afraid of the days to come,” he said in Středula’s speech.
As a solution to the current situation, the trade unions propose a reduction in VAT or the introduction of support for companies. They also demand that the government increase social benefits or introduce new social programs. Another requirement is the adoption of a law that will allow for immediate price regulation. According to Středul, the unions have been enforcing this law since January. The representatives of the Energy Council will discuss the regulation of energy prices at the European level on Friday.
About a thousand trade unionists took part in the ČKOZ demonstration meeting on Monday at the Karlín Forum. The aim of the meeting was to reveal the attitudes of employees across sectors to the current economic situation and its impact. “It is impossible to continue to overlook the difficult situation of families, employees, pensioners, self-supporters as well as entrepreneurs,” the trade unionists told the politicians.Read more Political scientist after the protests: Not only pro-Russian Czech voters are afraid of the crisis
Josef Středula is one of the candidates for president of the Czech Republic, which will be elected in January next year. He also reported on the union meeting on his official website, where he provides updates on his campaign.
Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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