Greece -General strike supported by Government -November 12, 2015

The first general strike since the instatement of the current left wing government in January brought over 35,000 people to the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki. Schools, museums and pharmacies closed down; public transport came to a standstill and hospitals operated on skeleton staff levels. Media outlets joined the general strike called by a number of public and private sectors. Journalists’ unions announced there would be no news between Thursday 12 November 6am and Friday 6am, except to cover the general strike. The workers protested against austerity measures and reforms imposed on the country to qualify for a third bailout. The government against whose policies the general strike action backed the actions.

English: http://www.ekathimerini.com/203350/article/ekathimerini/news/greece-gears-up …

http://www.newser.com/article …

http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


News Archive

Loading...