Greece‘s two biggest labour unions called a 48-hour strike for 6-7 November to protest the latest wave of austerity measures demanded by foreign lenders set to be voted in parliament next week. On Wednesday, Ilias Iliopoulos, general secretary of public sector union ADEDY said, “We’ll strike to stop the measures from being voted in parliament. We won’t allow the government to hurt Greek people anymore”. Private sector union GSEE, the country’s largest representing about 2 million workers, is also joining the walkout. The government plans to submit for parliamentary approval a 14 billion Euro (570 billion Roubles. 18.2 billion USD. 11.25 billion UK Pounds) package of austerity measures to include, amongst other things, wage and pension cuts.
1 November 2012
Voice of Russia World Service
Observe well how the rightwing Greek government is demanding that working people pay the entire brunt of the crisis. The Affluent Effluent benefitted from the loans, they continue to party on unabated, but the ordinary Greeks have to suffer so that the One Percent can skate on by without a care. Americans should take note of this… its Willy’s policy. “Soak the ordinary folks so that the Affluent Effluent can continue to live high”… that’s the unashamed mantra of the Republican Party. It’s no wonder that they’re headed for a train wreck, isn’t it?