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Bulgarian workers against pension reform

Staff writer |
Thousands of Bulgarian workers have marched through the capital Sofia after Prime Minister Boiko Borisov decided to increase the pension age for manual workers by four months.

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The demonstration came three days after the reform package was adopted alongside the 2015 budgets of the National Health Insurance Fund and the National Social Security Institute during a cabinet meeting chaired by Borisov.

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions, one of the two largest unions in the country which organized the demonstrations, said the government was "raising the retirement age and freezing salaries".

Thousands of protesters from all parts of the country marched along the main streets of the capital shouting; "we are strong" and "we do not want to work until the end of our days".


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