Wednesday, 29 June 2011

General strike called for June 28-29

According to the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (GSEE) and the civil servants' umbrella federation Adedy, the 48-hour strike is an escalation of their recent industrial action comprising 24-hour nationwide strikes in protest of the medium-term programme. 

A main demonstration will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at the Pedion tou Areos park in central Athens at 11am, while on Wednesday another demonstration will be held in downtown Klafthmonos Square

A GSEE announcement said the central demands include rejection of the measures contained "in the mid-term programme and the memorandums 1 and 2" and "rejection of austerity, halting the climate of layoffs and rising unemployment, the imposition of respect and implementation of the collective labour agreements and halting the sell-off of public utilities and state organisations". 

Adedy, in its own statement, accused the government and the troika of following a "destructive path" for the workers and society and called on civil servants to participate in the strike in order to obstruct the ratification of the medium-term programme and the new anti-popular measures. 

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