Greece - Public sector workers strike over pension reform - April 30, 2016

Public sector workers called a strike against the pension and tax reforms sought by Greece's foreign lenders. A 24-hour walkout, called by public sector union ADEDY (representing about 500,000 public sector workers and pensioners), coincided with a review by lenders of Athens's compliance with terms of an international bailout agreed in 2015. Citizens have seen their incomes and services slashed under austerity measures agreed as part of its international bailouts. European Union institutions and the International Monetary Fund are holding out for a conclusion of additional reforms by Athens before signing off on the review, which could potentially unlock further financial aid to the indebted country. The review of fiscal reforms has stalled for weeks because of disagreements between European Union institutions and the IMF on the level of fiscal adjustment Athens must pursue to cover any shortfalls.

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