Union leaders call demonstration in Prague for October 8

Union leaders have called a demonstration for Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Saturday October 8. At a meeting in the capital on Monday the Czech Confederation of Trade Unions called on the government to implement measures to combat price rises and falling living standards.

Around 1,000 union officials attended the Prague gathering, which was intended to highlight poverty.

The Confederation of Trade Unions has a total of over a quarter of a million members.

The Prague protest will be entitled “Five Minutes to Midnight”, a phrase equivalent to “the eleventh hour”.

The Czech Ministry of Finance predicts average inflation of 16.2 percent this year.

Author: Ian Willoughby