15 Sep 2013

Unions march in Warsaw against labour law changes

7:56 am on 15 September 2013

Trade unions in Poland held a mass march through the capital, Warsaw, on Saturday ending four days of protests against proposed labour law changes.

The marchers demanded a higher minimum wage, greater job security and the repeal of a law raising the retirement age to 67.

Many carried banners calling for Prime Minister Donald Tusk to resign.

The BBC reports the rally was one of the largest in Poland in recent years.

Poland is the only country in the European Union to have avoided a recession since the crisis began. But the economy is just coming out of its worst slump in years.