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More Greek Strikes On Jan. 31

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Ministry of LaborDespite the breaking of a Metro strike that quelled unrest for a time, the Greek government is bracing for a 24-hour strike of transport and health care workers on Jan. 31 to protest government plans to reform the sectors.

The strike will shut down ferries, buses and trains. The union representing employees at the Public Power Corporation also join in while municipal employees will stage a four-hour walkout.  Pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions while rich Greeks and tax evaders have escaped sacrifice has enraged Greeks and caused a record 26.8 percent unemployment.

Tensions rose at the Ministry of Labor on Jan. 30 when a group of about 30 Communist-affiliated PAME unionists stormed the office of Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis and occupied it for a time. The protesters clashed with riot police who retaliated by firing tear gas into the crowd. One unionist was reportedly injured. Plans to restructure the health sector will result in the closure of dozens of departments and salary cuts of around 20 per cent.

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  • John G.

    Striking seems popular in Greece, despite the bad situation.
    EU lets strike too. Do not send any further money, help etc.

  • Alex

    Hey look… another strike by our communist dominated Unions.  I’m sure it will result in money appearing from thin air.

    Keep up the great work defending your country comrades.

  • Alex

    “Tensions rose at the Ministry of Labor on Jan. 30 when a group of about
    30 Communist-affiliated PAME unionists stormed the office of Labor
    Minister Yiannis Vroutsis and occupied it for a time.”

    aka VIOLENT COMMUNIST TERRORISTS.

    Where is the condemnation of constant far leftist violence by Syriza and its communist supporters?

  • Alex

     It is not all greeks. Its primarily our communist infiltrated unions and anarchist groups that constantly find excuses to riot.

  • Alex

    “Tensions rose at the Ministry of Labor on Jan. 30 when a group of about
    30 Communist-affiliated PAME unionists stormed the office of Labor
    Minister Yiannis Vroutsis and occupied it for a time.  ”

    aka COMMUNIST TERRORISTS.

  • The maverik

    John, Greeks are divided between themselves…Some do not want any changes to take place because they lose all government benefits and that applies to government sector workers or civil servants and unions and unionists as well…As for ordinary people from the private sector cannot strike because they face the sake from their jobs and the only one who strikes are the corrupt ones from all sides of the spectrum and I mean government parasites who are causing havoc in Greece and it’s economy…

  • Alex

     Communist and anarchist parasites are the bigger problem. They constantly disrupt our economy and violently riot.

  • worldarts

    We are seeing the “Beginning of the END” for these two Crimnal parties PASOK & ND who have managed to destroy Greece for 37 years and soon will have no Voters left at all for either to continue their phony charade and sham of pillaging the country… Good bye Samaras, don’t let the door hit you in the butt on your way out.. The time you’re out is sooner than you think!  

  • The maverik

    Yes correct Alex, not all Greeks…

  • Alex

     Huh? Samaras is leading in the polls Comrade. He is far better rated than Tsipias. Despite mistakes of past administrations of Pasok and ND, more Greeks trust our coalition government that communist nut jobs like you.

  • Alex

    “pillaging the country”

    Isn’t that what communist thieves like you want to do? Go on a looting spree of the property of others?

    What do communists care about Greece comrade? Their real identity is communism not Hellenism. (as witnessed by their treasonous collusion with illegals that violate our borders and Skopian irredentists)

  • KostasIsKaka

    Alex (sic)

    Lucky that you have a bicycle & can weave yourself in & out of traffic.  That’s if your fat ass gets through the cars!

    Light a fire cracker for me & confuse it with a molotive cocktail!

    Enjoy!

  • Alex

     Hey Skopian… what’s with all your support of communists in Greece…. while you simultaniously support ultra right wing Gruevski in the former Yugoslav republic? Clearly you “care” about Greece and “human rights”… rather than a manipultive crypto-Nazi trying to destroy Greeks and annex 1/3 of our country to hide your shame that you are not “ethnic Macedonians” as fanatics like you bizarrely claim.

    ‘The idea that Alexander the Great
    belongs to us was at the mind of some outsider groups only. These groups were
    insignificant in the first years of our independence. But the big problem is
    that the old Balkan nations have been learned to legitimize themselves through
    their history. In the Balkans to be recognized as a nation you need to have
    history of 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Since you (Greece ) forced us to invent a
    history, we did invent it.’

    (FYROM Foreign
    Minister Denko Maleski – 1991 to 1993)

  • Alex

     Hey World arts… at least ultra nationalist Skopian irredentists trying to ethnically erase the Greek people support you communists. Keep up the great work “protecting” Greece.