Economic crisis, workers’ resistance

This video is called Greek workers refuse to pay for crisis.

The Greek trade unions announced new strikes yesterday against further budget cuts demanded by banks and European institutions, amid the ongoing Greek debt crisis. This comes less than one week after a one-day national strike against budget cuts on February 24, in which an estimated 2 million workers participated: here. And here. And here.

The US Postal Service is demanding greater “flexibility” from Congress to control labor costs and has proposed ending delivery of most mail on Saturdays. The equivalent of 50,000 jobs is to be cut this year: here.

According to the latest report by the German Institute for Economic Research, poverty levels have risen considerably in Germany in the past few years: here.

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