This week, over one hundred pensioners gathered in front of the General Treasury of Social Security in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to demand decent wages and for the Government of Spain to guarantee the future of the pension system.
The reason for this anger and protest was that the Government of Spain has indicated that the rise in pensions this year will be 0.25%. This protest is part of a movement of protest across Spain, but in Gran Canaria local pensioners claim that it is getting harder and harder to make ends meet. This local group used posters and whistles to demand a long-term solution for the public pension system.
A spokesperson for this group said that these protests will continue until the Government of Spain recognises the problems facing pensioners in making ends meet.
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