9 Feb 2011

Danish transport hit by strikes

Last Thursday transport workers in Denmark stopped work in a day-long wildcat strike over a pension reform proposal that the government has made the centrepiece of their election campaign.
Workers angered by the proposal to abolish an early pension scheme halted city buses and stopped operations at Copenhagen airport and some harbours, union officials said.
The centre-right government has plans to phase out an early retirement scheme that allows Danes to retire at 60 instead of the statutory pension age of 65 and raise the basic retirement age to 67.

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