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24h general strike of Private & Public sectors to paralyze Greece on Dec 8/2016

Greece’s public sector unions umbrella GSEE and public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike on Thursday, December 8th 2016. Workers at public administration services, hospitals, utility companies, banks, public transport means, universities, they will all join forces and protest the strict austerity and the upcoming additional measures that have destroyed the society and the economy and they will continue to do so.

Hospitals will operate with emergency personnel.

Disruption is expected in the operation of tax offices, schools

Public transport means

Bus, Trolley bus will operate between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Metro, Tram and Urban train ISAP will operate between 10: a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (source)

The seamen union extended its strike, boats and ferries will remain docked until Thusday, December 8th, midnight.

No operational problems are expected in the air traffic as there has been no strike announcement so far.

Protest meeting points

The protest meeting of GSEE and ADEDY will start at 11:00 a.m. at Pedion toy Areos.

The union of communist party KKE, PAME, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Omonoia square.

The federation of  small & medium enterprises GSEBEE will meet at 11:00 a.m. at Klafthmonos square with central slogan “No to destruction of SME”

Today, Wednesday, workers at mass media (Tv, radio, newspapers etc) launched a 24-hour strike in order to “not allow the government, the employers and the creditors to burden the shoulders of the society with a 4.bailout.”

Journalist union ESIEA said in a statement that “journalists have been uninsured since September 15th since the special tax on Advertisement has been scrapped.

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