Greece - Massive strike trade unions - September 30, 2019

Greek workers and trade unions went on a massive strike, denouncing anti-worker programs and policies incorporated in a new development bill that has been proposed by the conservative New Democracy (ND) government. The call for the strike was given by the communist trade union, the All Workers Militant Front (PAME). Athens city buses and electric trolleys remained parked resulting in a gridlock on the roads. The light rail and passenger shipping also remained stationary. Government services were closed. Public schools were closed and hospitals operated on skeleton staff. Flights were grounded for three hours. Although the strike was primarily a public sector one, private-sector unions were also present. Banks remained closed and some retail, construction and telecommunications workers' unions joined protest marches to Parliament.

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