Greece -Police, fire fighters and coast guards protest -September 06, 2014

About 2,000 police, firefighters and coast guards have held a peaceful anti-austerity protest in the northern city of Thessaloniki, on the eve of a visit by prime minister Samaras. The trade unions that organised the protest are angry at pay cuts and government plans to merge their pension funds under a major pension reform.

About 2,000 police, firefighters and coast guards have held a peaceful anti-austerity protest in the northern city of Thessaloniki, on the eve of a visit by prime minister Samaras. The trade unions that organised the protest are angry at pay cuts and government plans to merge their pension funds under a major pension reform. They have held similar protests every year on the eve of the Thessaloniki Trade Fair opening, where the prime minister traditionally delivers a keynote speech on the economy. Other groups are planning protests in Thessaloniki, amid tight police security.

English: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/09/06/greek-police-firefighters-coast-guards ...    

 

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