Police to protest possible changes in service pension system

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The Latvian United Police Union (LAPA) is to stage a protest, asking guarantees that there won't be any changes in service pensions, union chairman Agris Sūna told LSM.

The protest is to take place September 27 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by the Latvian parliament (Saeima), with State Police, Municipal police and firefighters expected to be present, Sūna said.

He said the union wants guarantees that the service pension system won't be changed, claiming there are sources telling the union over possible changes.

The police will also ask better social guarantees and wages, so that the police don't have to work in two jobs, Sūna said. Even though police wages were raised this year, it's not much of a difference.

"We've barely have the same pay we had before the economic crisis," he said.

LAPA has about 2,000 members. 

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