Union members demonstrate in Prague against pension age rise

Hundreds of Czech trade unionists took part in a demonstration in Prague on Wednesday. The protest was called by the country’s largest union, KOVO, against a mooted increase in the pension age to 68, other pension reform and a planned EU emissions regulation named Euro 7.

Union members gathered at the capital’s Letná Plane before marching to the nearby Office of the Government. However, the cabinet was not at the Straka Academy as ministers were meeting in the Moravian town of Jeseník.

Former prime minister Andrej Babiš was among those who addressed the crowd at the Office of the Government.

Author: Ian Willoughby