Sunday , August 14 2022

Greece: A 24-hour strike


Public transport in Athens, as well as maritime and rail links, went on strike on Wednesday in Greece for a 24-hour strike to demand the end of a "fiscal policy" of individual trade unions.
Due to the strike at the invitation of the PNO Union of Seamen, the Aegean islands have not been able to reach the sea from Piraeus, the great harbor near Athens. There was a major traffic jam in the Athens roads due to the strike of the metro and tram and stopping the bus drivers.

The main trade union of the General Workers' Confederation (GSEE), after the collapse of the crisis (2010-2018), calls for the "minimum wage to rise to 751 euros" against 580 euros at present. "Unfortunately, the deterioration of public policy (…) requires that employees have a solid social security system, without compromising collective bargaining, employment, pensions and benefits," GSEE announced.

A rally in front of the Syntagma Square, Parliament, before the Parade in Strasbourg, Strong Demonstration Theater (2010-2014), will be held in the center of Athens at 09:00.

Strike Justice Two weeks after the union's alliance, the journalist's strike has repeatedly called for wages and pensions to be raised over the past few years. According to a recent report by the International Labor Organization (ILO), Greek media reported that the average wage in Greece in 2008-2017 decreased by 3.1%.

The coalition government, headed by Alex Tsipras, has recently introduced the parliament with a budget proposal for 2019 that lenders will have a 2.5% growth rate and low incomes after the end of their creditors' plans.

In August, Greece had undergone severe surveillance over eight years after earning profits from international loans to avoid default on the debt crisis of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Despite the completion of its own correctional programs, the country tightens control over its lenders and up to 2022, including the initial fiscal surplus (excluding debt service), up to 3.5%. The unemployment rate remains the highest in the eurozone, with 19% in the second quarter, and most Greeks have always been economical.

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