Greece -Unions continue actions against austerity measures -September 14, 2011

The ADEDY civil service confederation along with other trade unions has been maintaining its protest and strike actions against the austerity measures being imposed on Greece by the European Commission, European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Further measures were announced in mid-September that could lead to 20,000 public sector workers losing their job or being transferred to a labour pool on lower pay. They may also face early retirement or part-time work. ADEDY members were on strike on 13 September, including workers in customs and tax offices. Later in September, the actions maintained momentum, with on 28 September strikes of bus, train, metro, trolley-bus, tram and suburban railway workers, in opposition to government plans to place employees in a reserve labour pool at 60% of their wage for a year (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 February, March, April, May and June 2011).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/437  

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204138204576598213444234444.html

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_3_13/09/2011_406190

 

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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