Friday, February 06, 2009

ADEDY calls 24-hour strike for February 25

Another 24-hour nationwide strike throughout the public sector was announced by the civil servants' union ADEDY on Tuesday, scheduled to take place on February 25.

During a Tuesday press conference, ADEDY President Spyros Papaspyros said the government was adopting a policy of suppressing trade union mobilisation, referring to a recent court decision that ruled against an ADEDY strike but also the attacks by riot police against the latest rally by civil servants and against farmers in Piraeus earlier the same day.

He also criticised the three-year stability programme submitted by Greece to the EU, saying that it was a policy that would deepen the recession and warning that social insurance funds would run into serious problems over the next period.

Meanwhile, the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), the umbrella trade union organisation representing the largest bloc of Greece's private-sector workers, has decided to join ADEDY in strike action, on a date to be announced by the federation's executive committee.

Athens News Agency

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