Minister Sees No Reason for Unions to Take to the Streets

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ZAGREB, September 17, 2019 (Hina) – Labour and Pension System Minister Josip Aladrović said on Monday that he did not see any reason for trade unions to call on citizens to take to the streets if a referendum was not called against the pension reform, saying that the matter would be discussed by the parliament.

Leaders of three union federations asked the parliament earlier in the day to call a referendum against the pension reform, otherwise they would call on citizens to take to the streets to ensure that the will of the 750,000 referendum petition signatories is honoured.

“We shall see, the matter is now up to the parliament to decide,” Aladrović told reporters before a session of the HDZ party leadership, when asked about the statement by the three union federations.

Aladrović said that signatures for the referendum petition had been counted and sent to the parliament and that the parliament would most probably discuss the matter in the first or second week of its next session, which starts on Wednesday.

“We’ll see what the parliament decides,” he said.

Parliament Speaker and HDZ secretary-general Gordan Jandroković said that there would be no need for anyone to take to the streets.

“We will act in line with the law and everything will be all right,” said Jandroković when asked about the union referendum campaign “67 is too much” and the unions’ threats.

More referendum news can be found in the Politics section.


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