In Austria, tens of thousands of people protested against the 12-hour working day

In the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday, 30 June, tens of thousands of people protested against government plans to accept changes in labor laws that will make it possible to introduce employers a 12-hour day without increased wages.

В Австрии десятки тысяч людей протестовали против 12-часового рабочего дня

It is reported by DW with reference to the dpa.

According to the Austrian police, the demonstration was attended by about 80 thousand people. The organizers declared participation in the event from 170 to 200 thousand people.

“We will resist this by all possible means, that we have” — promised the head of the Union of trade unions of Austria Katzian.

In addition to the possible extension of the working day to 12 hours, the Austrian government conservatives and prepopulate is also going to allow employers a 60-hour working week without increased pay. However, the workers will allow you to refuse to work more than 10 hours a day without giving reasons. Appropriate changes to legislation, the Austrian Parliament plans to adopt Thursday 5 July.

Austrian unions strongly oppose the government’s plans and require him to bring this issue to a referendum.

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