Greece -ITUC criticises dismantling of workers’ rights -May 27, 2015

ITUC criticises the unreasonable austerity and deregulatory reform demands of the IMF.

The global trade union confederation ITUC has attacked the IMF over its hard-line stand on Greece, including its demands that the government should dismantle workers’ rights. The ITUC criticised the unreasonable austerity and deregulatory reform demands. The IMF has also made demands that would intensify the dismantling of rights of workers, most of whom have already lost collective bargaining coverage, by fully liberalising collective dismissals, abolishing the law that protects trade union activities and placing new restrictions on the right to strike.

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