7 thoughts on “Big workers’ demonstration in Hungary tomorrow

  1. Thousands attend Budapest demonstration against EU austerity

    Around 10,000 workers demonstrated April 9 in Budapest against austerity measures, while European Union finance ministers closed a two-day meeting in nearby Godollo.

    The ministers’ meeting confirmed Portugal was next in line for tough austerity measures resulting from a “rescue” package.

    The demonstrators, which included French teachers and Polish miners, marched through the centre of Budapest, many carrying banners of protest.

    Lucinda Damasos, marching with the Portuguese general workers union (UGT), said wages had already fallen before the announcement the previous day that Portugal is set to receive a bailout of around €80 billion ($130 billion) on condition of major budget cuts.

    “Portuguese workers should not have to pay for the crisis,” said Damasos.


    Turkish Cypriot workers stage further protests opposing austerity

    On April 7, around 5,000 Turkish Cypriot workers staged further protests in front of parliament against austerity measures.

    The parliament building was ringed by riot police and some minor scuffles broke out when protesters confronted plainclothes policemen in the crowd.

    Protest organizers claim that pay cuts in the private and state sector are being carried out by the Turkish Cypriot government on Turkey’s orders. Cyprus’s northern government is only recognized by Turkey, which maintains some 35,000 troops, since its 1974 invasion and division of the island.


  2. MPs approve new constitution

    HUNGARY: Parliament approved a controversial new constitution today despite a boycott by the opposition.

    The new law has been pitched by the government as a step towards completing the transition to Western-style democracy.

    However opponents have expressed concern at the centralisation of powers away from the constitutional court.

    The new constitution has also been criticised for entrenching homophobia, rules to force the deficit down, and to remove women’s rights.


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