Sunday, June 14, 2009
Who’s next? Ireland? Spain? UK?
Latvia is firing a third of its teachers. The welfare state is being dismantled. Pensions for those in work will be cut 70pc. The salaries of doctors, nurses, and police (nota bene) will be cut 20pc. Unemployment has risen from 6pc to 17pc in a year, and is still rising. Jobless benefits for most will run out in the autumn, reducing support to Â£40 a month. "It is time to take to the streets," said union leader Valdis Keris.