The Communist party questioned the effectiveness of trade Union protests against pension reform
Moscow. July 5. INTERFAX.RU — the Communist party questioned the effectiveness of the actions of trade unions, and is configured to counteract changes in the pension legislation by referendum, said the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist party Yuri Afonin.
“We believe that any form of struggle against raising the retirement age is welcome. Indeed, after the introduction of such a bill to the state Duma not only public organizations but also the majority of citizens, judging by polls, outraged. Street activism needs to be, but you must use the legal forms that we have,” said Afonin on Thursday “Interfax”.
What the unions plan to hold their stocks, that’s good. But, on the other hand, it is obvious that they become “an outlet” to Express negativity. And then everything collapses. Unfortunately, in today’s Russia, few believe in the enabling power of trade unions, which are very close to power. We welcome the trade Union struggle, but we believe that this consolidation may be around the largest opposition party having a faction in the state Duma.Yuri Ofunintended of the Communist party
Afonin reminded that the Communist party originated the idea of a referendum on the issue of raising the retirement age. “Tonight in Moscow will host a meeting of the initiative group, which will offer the legal process of holding a referendum on this issue”, — said the representative of the party leadership.
He added that at the end of the month the party plans a nationwide protest action. “A nationwide rally scheduled for July 28. We hope this day bring all over the country hundreds of thousands of citizens, the power to see what support in the fight against raising the retirement age,” said Afonin.
The government of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma a bill to raise the retirement age from 55 to 63 years for women and from 60 to 65 years for men. Changes in pension legislation will be scheduled in stages, starting in 2019.
According to the latest public opinion polls, raising the retirement age do not agree at least 80% of Russians.