New General Strike on October 18

    Two leading Greek unions, Gsee and Abedy – representing respectively private sector and state employees – have called a 24-hour general strike next Thursday, October 18, to coincide with a European summit in Brussels, local media reported citing union sources.
    The strike was called to protest against new austerity measures requested by the troika (EU, ECB and IMF) which the Greek government is about to approve. ‘We want the government to abstain from imposing these horrible measures which have brought so much poverty’, said Ilias Iliopoulos, secretary general of Adedy.