Federal representatives deliberate on controversial bill amid protests and political instability
The unions, including the FNV, the CNV and the VCP, demanded that the government freeze its plan to increase the current retirement age of 65 to 67 by 2021
More than one million people took part in protests against education budget cuts and the pension reform
The mobilization was called by the General Federation of Belgian Labor (ABVV/FGTB) as part of the national day of action for more purchasing power and against inequality.
The current retirement age of 65 years will be increased to 67 by 2022, and it is sought to be increased by a maximum of one year every five years 2030 onward, depending on increases in average lifespan.
Crises, scandals, and plunging approval ratings marked the first three months of the far-right retired captain in office
The rallies have been organized in the wake of simmering discontent in the country against Vladimir Putin’s anti-dissent legislations and controversial pension reforms.
Organized working class movements are aiming to channelize the anger of the Yellow Vests agitation against the government in a coordinated way to obtain real social progress
Konovalov’s victory in the Khakassian Republic, and the likelihood of another communist candidate, Andrey Ischenko, winning in the province of Primorsky krai in December, indicate a rising discontent with president Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party
Railway and mine workers in Siberia were among those who expressed their unhappiness and called themselves “prisoners of the Putin’s reforms”