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Old 10-08-2009, 03:33 AM
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Mary Pat Campbell
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Protests in the Netherlands

Several thousand people took part in some sort of protest against the government's plans to increase the state pension age from 65 to 67 on Wednesday, says news agency ANP.

The FNV and MHP trade unions had called on members to take part in a symbolic 65-minute protest between 11.55 and 13.00. Yesterday a court pulled the plug on a planned public transport strike.

Between 500 and 1,000 campaigners turned up in central Utrecht to hear Agnes Jongerius, head of the FNV trade union and emphatic opponent of the planned increase. She reiterated that the unions are prepared to talk about a flexible pension age, so that some people could still retire at 65.

In Tilburg, bus drivers hung posters against the pension increase in their buses and handed out 'pills' to passengers because 'they will need to have nerves of steel when they have to rely on the reactions of a 67-year-old bus driver.'
Yeah! Why do we even let oldsters drive anything? [take a look at the comments on the article. People think that wasn't a good route to go....]

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