Greece: Nationwide Strike on Thursday

    adedy1Greece’s largest private and public sector unions GSEE and ADEDY will hold a strike on February 4 to protest against the government’s planned pension reforms.

    Public transport is also disrupted on Tuesday, February 2, as there are no services on the Athens metro, tram, electric railway (ISAP) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Thursday, there will be no trolleys, trains, suburban train and taxis. Busses will run from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm while the metro, the electric railway and the tram will operate from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
    The media sector will go on strike from 6:00 am Wednesday to Thursday 6:00 am, so that they can provide coverage of the general strike.

    The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) and the National Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) are also participating in Thursday’s strike.

    The Greek Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will hold a 48-hour strike starting from 6:00 am on Thursday until 6:00 am on Saturday.

    Lawyers, notaries, truck drivers, doctors and pharmacists have also decided to participate in the general strike as well as fuel station owners.
    (source: ana-mpa)


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