All posts tagged "pensions"
Protesting Greek Farmers Meet PM after Month of Blockades
ATHENS, Greece – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and representatives of some protesting farmers failed on Monday to find an immediate solution to a month-long blockade of the country’s highways. Farmers are protesting pension reforms planned by...
- Posted February 22, 2016
Vietnam Vet Loses Suit Against VA To Get Benefits In Cuba
HAVANA – A Cuban-American veteran of the Vietnam War lost his lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the U.S. government to restore the pension that was cut off when he moved back to Cuba. Otto Macias was 19...
- Posted February 18, 2016
Greek Farmers End Blockade of Central Athens in Tax Dispute
ATHENS, Greece – Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but are vowing to keep protesting until the government listens. The...
- Posted February 13, 2016
Farmers Clash with Riot Police, Drive Tractors through Athens in Pensions Protest
ATHENS, Greece – More than a dozen tractors rolled through Athens on Friday, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers thronged the capital’s main Syntagma Square to protest tax hikes and pension...
- Posted February 12, 2016
Brazil Governor wants Environmental Fund to Pay Pensions
RIO DE JANEIRO – A major Brazilian daily says the Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund to cover shortfalls in civil servants’ pensions. A press officer at Gov. Luiz...
- Posted February 9, 2016
Greek Journalists Strike as Part of anti-Bailout Action
ATHENS, Greece – Greek journalists walked off the job Wednesday ahead of a general strike set to disrupt services across the country to protest pension reforms that are part of the country’s third international bailout. The media...
- Posted February 3, 2016
Greek Ferries Tied Up for 3rd Day over Pension Reform
ATHENS, Greece – Greek ferries were tied up in port for a third day Fridayafter seamen extended a two-day strike for a further 48 hours, while farmers continued temporary highway blockages to protest the left-led government’s planned...
- Posted January 29, 2016
Greek Journalists Join Strikes against Pension Reforms
ATHENS, Greece – Protests against the Greek leftwing government’s planned pension reforms expanded Thursday, as farmers clashed with riot police in the city of Thessaloniki, a journalists’ strike pulled news bulletins off air and island ferries remained...
- Posted January 28, 2016
Stock Market Tumble Could Keep Pension Funds Behind
The slide on Wall Street could damage public employee pension funds around the country, most of which haven’t even recovered from the Great Recession, and the burden could end up falling on taxpayers. Stocks have been tumbling...
- Posted January 22, 2016
Thousands of Greek Professionals Protest Pension Reform Plan
ATHENS, Greece – Thousands of Greek lawyers, doctors, engineers and other professional groups are marching peacefully through central Athens to protest drastic new income cuts under planned pension reforms. Police say at least 6,000 people are taking...
- Posted January 21, 2016