Friday, June 24, 2011

Greek unions call 48-hour strike June 28-29

Greece's two main unions GSEE (the General Confederation of Greek Workers)  - ADEDY (the Civil Servants' Confederation) have called a 48-hour general strike June 28-29 to protest government plans to pass new austerity measures including spending cuts, tax increase and state-asset sales.

The general strike will be the fourth called this year by ADEDY and the General Confederation of Labor, or GSEE, which represents private-sector workers.

The strike coincides with a scheduled parliamentary debate on the government's plans to pass new austerity measures as part of its five-year fiscal program of budget cuts worth €78 billion.

The Movement for the Reorganisation of the KKE 1918-55 supports the strike and has released posters, flyers, etc. to support the struggle.

The last general strike was on June 15 this year.

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