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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:58 AM

Greek workers stop work in opposition to Syriza anti-strike and austerity measures

Thousands of Greek workers demonstrated and carried out strikes on Friday against further austerity measures being imposed by the Syriza government, along with severe restrictions on the right to take industrial action.

Between 10,000 and 20,000 workers protested in Athens at the culmination of a week of strikes and protests. Those on strike for 24 hours included Athens Metro workers, doctors and sailors.

The action shut down the entire Metro rail system, which brought gridlock to the streets of the capital. Ships were unable to sail, while state-run hospitals were forced to rely on reserve staff due to the walkout by doctors.

Among those striking were workers from the GSEE (General Confederation of Greek Workers) private-sector unions as well as from PAME (All Workers Militant Front), the union federation affiliated with the Stalinist Communist Party of Greece. Banners and placards carried by workers read: “Hands off strikes,” “Uprising!” and “No to modern slavery!”

Read more: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/13/gree-j13.html

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Reply Greek workers stop work in opposition to Syriza anti-strike and austerity measures (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 OP
sandensea Jan 2018 #1

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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 02:05 PM

1. The very administration elected on an anti-austerity platform.

How time changes things.

Still, what I would tell them is that with Syriza, they're likely to get the lightest cutbacks possible. Certainly fewer than from the IMF-approved hacks at New Democracy.

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