Lithuanian trade unions stage picket in Vilnius to express solidarity with their Latvian counterparts

October 24, 2007 at 10:25 pm Leave a comment

Picket in the front of the Latvian EmbassyA rather interesting could be seen in the front of the Latvian Embassy in Vilnius today.  As the BNS reported some ten representatives of Lithuanian trade unions staged a picket to express support for their Latvian counterparts today.

Trade union representative Kristina Rozenbergaite told BNS on 24 October that the pickets delivered a letter to Latvia’s Ambassador Hardis Baumanis underlining solidarity with their Latvian counterparts and stating the social dialogue in Latvia deviates from the principle of information and consultation, and the freedoms of trade unions are being violated.

They also pointed that aims of the Latvian parliament and government to restrict the national budget by cutting funds allocated for the people, i.e. turning down the increase in salaries for teachers, healthcare specialists and police officers were socially intolerable.

The Lithuanian Trade Unions who are very week do not stage many pickets to fight for the rights of the Lithuanian workers.  This time they decided to go international.  Well, if you cannot achieve much at home then the other venues are looked after.  Which embassy is going to be targeted next?

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Entry filed under: Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Politics.

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