General strike in Greece on Wednesday 12 December


This is a video of a demonstration of striking workers in Greece.

From British daily News Line:

THE Greek right-wing government have intensified their ‘reforms programme’ as trade unions are preparing a general strike set for next Wednesday 12 December.

Last week the government announced a series of attacks designed to intimidate and terrorise workers.

The Electricity Board is to impose a rise of at least seven per cent on domestic electricity bills on top of the eight per cent rise early this year.

The Minister for Transport K Hadjidakis said that the Greek air national carrier Olympic Airways is to be shut down and then sold off.

Update 12 November: here. And here. And here.

Talking about the Balkans: there are threats of a new war around Kosovo; see also here.

The employment minister responsible for implementing controversial pension reforms in Greece, Vassilis Magginas, resigned last Saturday following a general strike that brought the country to a standstill: here.

Greece in March 2008: here.

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