Rus News Journal

In Riga policemen picket the Cabinet building

In Riga at the Cabinet building has passed in advance planned picket of workers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In it have taken part, under the different data, from 500 B4 1200 persons, informs a correspondent " News ".

In picket participated both police, and the Latvian firemen. Salary increase was their main requirement. Many picketers bore posters W inscriptions in the Latvian, Russian and English languages: " the Latvian policeman - the salary of English yard keepers " " Search for policemen in Ireland " " Extinguish fires ".

the Minister of Internal Affairs of Latvia Eric Ekabson has expressed support to picketers and has declared that will achieve the prompt increase of salaries. On the eve of Ekabson has personally visited about ten police stations and has promised to guards all possible help and support.

the Latvian policemen and firemen RCV nearby 180 latov ($320) and the minimum package of social guarantees. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, for the last half a year 500 persons have left law enforcement bodies of Latvia, and 200 - only in July nearby.

the budget Project for 2006 of increase in the budget of the Ministry of Internal Affairs does not provide.