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From daily News Line in Britain:
Thursday, 8 September 2011
MASS SACKINGS IN GREECE!
HUNDREDS of thousands of Greek workers, students and unemployed are expected to take part in rallies and demonstrations in Athens and Salonica on Saturday against government plans for mass sackings and privatisation.
Speaking in the Reichstag on Tuesday, the German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called on the Greek government to honour its promises and impose immediately the economic ‘structural changes’ and privatisations.
Just a couple of hours later the Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos answered his masters’ demands by loudly proclaiming in the Vouli’s (Greek parliament’s) Economic Committee that ‘all the privatisations and all the quantitative targets for 2011 (agreed with the EC) will be carried out, and we will move ahead with extreme speed.’ …
The Greek Cabinet also decided to further cut the wages of public sector workers and implement a plan to sack some 15,000 by the end of the year. All allowances to public service workers are to disappear while 200,000 will be ‘evaluated’ with the prospect of being put into ‘reserve’ for a year, getting just two thirds of their wages and then sacked.
The Deputy President of the ADEDY (public sector workers trade union federation) Elias Vretakos said that the government is ‘carrying out a pogrom against public services and workers.’
Taxi drivers, hospital doctors and dentists walked off the job in Greece today at the start of a new wave of protests against the Socialist Party government’s drive to make working people pay off its debts: here.
Over 300 university departments were under students’ occupation throughout Greece last Thursday when the Athens students mounted a most militant demonstration of over 4,000, including a large contingent of university lecturers and secondary education teachers: here.
Greek PM George Papandreou pledged to keep hacking away at what remains of the country’s public sector during a keynote speech in Thessaloniki on Saturday, even as 25,000 people rallied against the cuts: here. And here.
Indignant Greeks to Launch Protest, Sept 14th: here.