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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John Monks
European unions orchestrated a crescendo of anti-austerity protests across the Continent on Wednesday, sending workers ranging from Greek doctors to Spanish bus drivers to Lithuanian engineers out to vent over job cuts, higher taxes, soaring unemployment and smaller pensions.
"There is a great danger that the workers are going to be paying the price for the reckless speculation that took place in financial markets," Mr. Monks said. "You really got to reschedule these debts so that they are not a huge burden on the next few years and cause Europe to plunge down into recession."
"It is a bizarre time for the European Commission to be proposing a regime of punishment," said John Monks, general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, to AP Television News. "How is that going to make the situation better? It is going to make it worse."