Greek sailors strike against disastrous austerity

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Greece: General strike kicks off in Athens over austerity cuts

6 May 2016

Greeks kicked off a three day general strike against austerity measures, Friday, with protests hitting Athens, as the government prepares to vote on tax and social security reforms over the weekend.

Thousands of public and private sector union members, leftist groups, feminist organisations, Popular Unity and Antarsya parties’ supporters, All Workers Military Front (PAME) members, and many more marched on the Hellenic Parliament building in Syntagma Square.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Greece: Ferries stay in docks as seamen join day’s strike

Friday 25th November 2016

GREEK ferries suspended their routes to and from the country’s islands yesterday due to a 24-hour seamen’s strike over pension cuts and other EU-dictated austerity measures.

The walkout came as the country’s largest civil servants’ union staged a 24-hour strike against the cuts to spending and minimum wage rates, sweeping privatisations and mass lay-offs demanded by the troika in return for an unwanted bankers’ bailout.

Hundreds of protesters marched through the centre of Athens in a peaceful demonstration.

Greek voters rejected the bailout in a referendum last year, but the Syriza-led government capitulated in the face of eurozone intransigence.

Talks between the government and creditors are on hold, with Athens saying proposed cuts would be a “social disaster.”

Greece wants to overcome differences with lenders and the International Monetary Fund by early December to unlock more funds and trigger debt relief talks.

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