Greek unions strike as Samaras implements austerity

Greek labour unions are holding their first general strike this year as prime minister Antonis Samaras’s coalition government implements a new round of austerity measures amid record unemployment.

20th February, 2013
Fresh cuts in pensions and wages as well as tax rises follow a wave of austerity measures that have led Greece to a sixth year of recession.

Greek labour unions are holding their first general strike this year as prime minister Antonis Samaras’s coalition government implements a new round of austerity measures amid record unemployment.

Schools, ferries, trains and government services are shut today with midday protests planned in central Athens by the country’s public and private-sector trade unions. Greek civil aviation workers are holding an eight-hour work stoppage prompting delays and cancellations at the country’s airports....

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