Rescue workers to protest low wages on Thursday

A sign at a protest calling for higher wages.
A sign at a protest calling for higher wages. Source: Ken Mürk/ERR

Rescue workers will hold a protest in Tallinn on Thursday to raise awareness of their low salaries which they say are putting the safety of the country at risk.

Eesti Päästeala Töötajate Ametiühing (The Estonian Rescue Workers Union) said because the average wage has increased so quickly their own pay increases in 2019 have been cancelled out.

A statement about the protest was written on the Toeta päästjate palgatõusu (Support pay rises for rescue workers) facebook page and said the organisation was finding it hard to fill vacancies due to low salaries. Alongside budget cuts to the Rescue Board this is putting the population's security at risk, the statement said.

The protest will take place at Stenbocki maja (Stenbock House) on Toompea.


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