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Jordan unions strike after new PM appointed

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 01:18

Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Professional Unions Association as some unions pressed ahead with a strike protesting against tax hikes, after King Abdullah replaced his prime minister to try to defuse public anger. As Laura Frykberg reports, a draft law to raise income taxes and IMF-driven reforms have pushed up prices recently sparking the country's largest protests in years.

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Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Professional Unions Association as some unions pressed ahead with a strike protesting against tax hikes, after King Abdullah replaced his prime minister to try to defuse public anger. As Laura Frykberg reports, a draft law to raise income taxes and IMF-driven reforms have pushed up prices recently sparking the country's largest protests in years.

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Jordan unions strike after new PM appointed

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 01:18