Trade Unions Walk Out of Economic Social Council Session

The Economic Social Council debated Friday several outstanding issues and bills from the government draft austerity package. When no agreement was reached after a 2.5 hour debate on the expense allowance act and the social security contributions amending act, both passed by the parliament on 18 December, trade union representatives passed seven decisions during a break and in protest walked out of the session. Labour Minister Tone Rop did not support their step, but agreed with their decisions.

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