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Disabled in Iceland Demand Higher Pensions

The Organization of the Disabled in Iceland (ÖBÍ) protested in front of the Alþingi parliamentary building on Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík yesterday, demanding that cuts to their pensions be corrected retroactively to 2008.

althingi-parliament_ipaAlþingi. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

Demonstrators pointed out that the same was made in the case of salaries for the state’s highest ranking officials by the wage council in October 2011, Fréttablaðið reports.

During the demonstration, chairman of ÖBÍ Guðmundur Magnússon read out a ‘subpoena’ for the government for not respecting the 69th article of the laws on social security and for trapping a large group of people “with constraints of poverty,” as ÖBÍ’s statement reads.

Protestors fenced off the area in front of the parliamentary building with yellow ribbons reading: “Warning – poverty is being legalized here.”


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