Trade Unions planning protest actions against fiscal reforms

The government's reform package has also come under fire from Czech trade unions who met on Monday to debate further action against the government's planned reforms. Unions say that the proposed reforms are unjust and would hurt middle and lower income groups, while benefiting the rich. The association's chairman Milan Stech said after Monday's meeting that a general strike could not be ruled out if the government remained deaf to criticism. In the meantime trade unions are expected to put more pressure on the government and parliament deputies.