From daily News Line in Britain:
Thursday, 11 July 2013
GREEK LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS OCCUPY
SCORES of town halls in the metropolitan Athens-Piraeus area were being occupied by municipal workers on Wednesday morning following a decision by the POE-OTA federation of local government trade unions.
The action comes after two days of mass demonstrations of local government workers along with municipal police in Athens against the Greek government’s decision to sack at once 12,500 workers: the entire municipal police throughout Greece, all 2,500 school guards and thousands of teachers and civil servants on the diktats of the troika overlords EC-IMF–ECB.
The Greek two-party coalition government, branded as a junta by Greek workers, sacked all these workers after a mere decision of the Reforms Minister K. Mitsotakis without any discussion in the Vouli (Greek parliament); he admitted that he gave a full list with all the 12,500 sacked workers’ names to the troika representatives in Athens.
Trade union leaders supporters of SYRIZA (the Coalition of the Radical Left party) have called on the trade union leaders to call a one-day general strike on 18th July, the day the German Finance Minister visits Athens.
Striking police officers brought traffic to a standstill across central Athens today: here.
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