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Polish postal workers march to demand higher pay

  • Post office workers walk through the downtown demanding higher wages, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Post office workers walk through the downtown demanding higher wages, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Post office workers walk through the downtown demanding higher wages, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Post office workers walk through the downtown demanding higher wages, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of Polish postal workers have noisily marched through downtown Warsaw to demand higher pay and better work conditions.

Chanting "Thieves" and "You cannot fire us all," they walked from the main post office to the office of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to demand a 1,000 zlotys ($250) monthly raise.

"Postal employees earn subsistence wages, some 2,100 zlotys ($500) a month. The work is poorly organized and they are overburdened. This has to change," said Jakub Zaczek with an organization defending employee rights, ZSP.

The protesters demanded that more people be employed to help share the workload.

Similar protests were organized in Warsaw and other Polish cities last month. There has been no government reaction.