Greece -General strike to suspend public services -December 1, 2011

On Thursday 1 December, public services are to be paralyzed as thousands of workers will walk off the job to protest the ongoing austerity drive, in the seventh general strike in 2011. Tax offices, courts and schools will shut down, hospitals will operate on emergency staff and customs officials will walk off the job. The national rail network will suspend operations all day as will the Proastiakos suburban railway service. Ferries too will remain moored in port as seamen join the 24-hour walkout. The main demonstration, in the centre of Athens, is organized by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and the ADEDY civil servants’ union  (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 February, March, April, May, June, September and October 2011).


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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