Greek Armed Forces Protest Merging of Pensions; Prepare For Strike



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Members of the Greek armed forces protested in Athens on Wednesday morning against the Greek government’s plans to merge their auxiliary pension funds with others.

According to the president of the Panhellenic Federation of Police Officers, Christos Fotopoulos, Greek police officers are considering going on strike.

“If our demands, which are absolutely reasonable, are not met, the members of Greek armed forces will take the next step” he said during the Greek police officers protest in central Athens on August 6.

Furthermore, the members of armed and emergency forces have stopped negotiating with the Greek coalition government and appealed directly to the Compliance Committee of the State Council asking for the full implementation of the decisions regarding the increase of their wages.

At the same time, the report of the Parliamentary Scientific Committee on the integration of subsidiary and equity funds of uniformed men has been declared unconstitutional.

“The Article 221 should be withdrawn because it is profoundly undemocratic and once again includes unconstitutional provisions. This article cancels out any accumulated pension rights and restricts the freedom of choice of the insured,” said the president of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, during his meeting with the Greek armed forces associations.

 


6 COMMENTS

  1. Very bad how ND-PASOK Gov’t treats its own policemen, military and its Citizens.
    In the mean time ND & PASOK still owe Greek banks 350 million Euros in bad loans they have never paid a cent back. How does this make sense to the Greek public, that the Gov’t can get away with 350 million not having to pay it back?

  2. It seems ND and PASOK are the new Dictatorship today in Greece, jailing or taxing anyone who disagrees with them. Shameful.

  3. I think you are the stupid one here…In a situation similar to our crisis, a Military takeover is the best for the sake of saving the country from drowning in more debts and more corruption which is the real cause for the country’s bankruptcy…

  4. Thailand Military rulers few weeks ago ousted the former government after months of bloodshed between political factions because the people had enough of corrupt politicians including their former PM and now the country is going through changes that was required to establish the rules of law…Greece is a corrupt country, it is thee number 1 in Europe and a Military take over will bring stability and prosperity…