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Confederation of free trade unions of Ukraine supported the protests in Chile

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the head of the Confederation Mykhailo Volynets wrote a letter to President of Chile Sebastian Pinera.

Confederation of free trade unions of Ukraine supported the protests in Chile

Confederation of free trade unions of Ukraine (of the KVPU) solidarity with the Chilean trade unions and condemns violence against protesters in Chile. About it said Chapter KVPU Mikhail Volynets.

According to Volynets, the main reason for mass discontent of Chileans - the decline in living standards and austerity policies.

"Chile - a country of the highest levels of inequality in OECD countries. In favor of the international financial institutions, the government has transferred all water resources into private hands. And privatization in education, health and other vital services has led to further impoverishment of millions of people", - said the head of the KVPU on his Facebook page, adding that he had sent a letter to President of Chile Sebastian Pinera.

the trade Unions in Chile have put forward several demands to the government:

- to immediately address the issue of increasing the minimum wage to $ 500, increase of the living wage and pensions.

- to ensure effective protection of the fundamental rights of people at work and reducing the working week to a maximum of 40 hours

strengthen collective bargaining to establish social dialogue;

- to guarantee the right to strike and freedom of Association;

- to change the public transport system and to ensure citizens the right to use it.

People are convinced that millions in state subsidies should lead to lower fares. They are proposing to introduce a fair price for the use of transport and free and reduced fares for a number of categories.

Also among the requirements is the return of the roads in the state.

Previously, coalsalesthat the protests in Chile affect the performance of the largest copper mines. The Union mine "Escondida" urged BHP-controlled company to take measures to ensure the safety of workers in the conditions of unrest and repression by the police in the Northern port city of Antofagasta, home to many miners.

President of Chile refused to hold UN Climate change conference scheduled for December this year, due to the massive protests that swept the country.

Protesters in Chile have expressed skepticism Monday about the announcement by the government that steps will be taken to amend the Constitution of the dictatorship era.

the Minister of the interior Gonzalo Blumel announced late Sunday evening that the government will proceed to drafting a new Constitution, stating that Congress will be responsible for the rewriting of the document, which will then be submitted to public referendum.

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