Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day strike against austerity in Greece

Greece's two main trade unions took to the streets on May Day to protest against the latest economic measures, which include the sacking of 15,000 public sector workers.May Day protesters marched in Athens after the county's two
major public and private sector unions organised a 24-hour
walkout.It is the latest in a long line of strikes and protests in Greece, which is now in its sixth year of recession.President of the Confederation of Civil Servants Trade Union Kostas Tsikrikas said his organisation would continue to battle against the country's austerity measures."We will continue to fight to overturn this unfair and dead-end policy that is destroying millions of jobs on a national and European level and is driving large swathes of society to poverty and destruction," he said.

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