Greece - Three-day nationwide protest - May 31, 2016

On 6 and 7 May, the largest private and public trade union called for a 48-hours nationwide strike to all workers, as well as the unemployed and pensioners, in protest against reforms. The strike was followed by a demonstration in Syntagma Square, the day that the government planned to set for voting the reform bill in the Parliament. The proposed legislation would raise social security contributions, increase income tax for high earners and introduce a new national pension. The measures would also gradually phase out a top-up pension for low income earners.

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