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Nearby 30 tys state employees protested in Prague against decrease in salaries

Moscow, 21 sen - News. Many thousands demonstration of the state employees protesting against plans of the government on decrease of salaries, has passed on Tuesday in the Czech capital, Assoshiejted the Press reports.

Decrease in salaries of state employees is provided by the plan of the government directed on reduction of budgetary deficiency from 5,3 % of gross national product in 2010 B4 4,6 % in 2011. To similar measures have resorted earlier and other European countries which have faced shortage of means in the budget at the height of world financial crisis. The Czech government plans to leave for the sufficient budget by 2016. These plans W enthusiasm have been conceived by rating agencies, however have called criticism from labour collectives.

police officers have taken part In a protest action, the younger medical personnel, and also military men and firemen. The demonstration which has taken place on Tuesday became one of the largest in Czechia for last two decades. According to law enforcement bodies, on streets of Prague left an order of 30 thousand persons.

Trade unions declare that are ready to agree with freezing of the salaries, however 10 % offered by the authorities - noe they consider decrease in the size of payment unacceptable and threaten to continue protest actions if the authorities do not make concessions.

Police officers and firemen warn that reduction of fund of payment can 2 is negative be reflected in security of citizens. " more low the salary, above criminality " and " your security in danger " - W such slogans there were they on Tuesday on streets of the Czech capital.

However the government, seemingly, does not intend to give in.

" leaves Nothing " - so has reacted on Tuesday to requirements of protesting premieres - the minister of the country Peter Nechas, having expressed thus readiness to continue negotiations W trade unions.