Thursday, March 13, 2008


Thomas Riggins

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (Greece’s largest union) along with striking garbage and electrical unions conducted a three-hour walk out yesterday to protest the right wing government’s plan to alter the pension and retirement system in Greece by upping the age of retirement and cutting benefits. As reported last month on this blog (“Greece Closed Down by Workers”, 2-14-2008), resistance to the government’s plan has been spreading throughout the entire country. This is a real test between the Greek ruling class tied to globalization and the EU and the working people of Greece. Next Wednesday the workers plan to go out on a 24-hour nationwide strike to force the Parliament to reject the government’s plans. [NYT 3-13-2008]

[For an earlier report on these events check out "Greece Closed Down by Workers"]

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