JRL NEWSWATCH: “Unions want to negotiate with the Duma on pension reform” – Bear Market Brief E-Mail Newsletter

Russian State Duma Building file photo

“The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia announced yesterday that they want an increase in the pension age to be part of a ‘package’ of labor market reforms … [such as] raising wages and reinforcing the social safety net …. FITUR is, according to Kommersant’s sources, an entrenched part of the All-Russian People’s Front, a coalition led by United Russia. … part of the regime’s apparatus for maintaining social order. Its rival, the Confederation of Labor in Russia, is less tethered to the regime and is currently organizing protests …. FITUR is leaving the decision to protest to regional leaders. ..”

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