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Greek Budget 2013 Voting: Not Without Mass Protests

There can’t be a any anti-social bill voting without protests. Private sector union GSEE has called for a protest rally, Sunday afternoon to protest the Budget 2013. A budget that contains sharp cuts and will put the seal to Austerity bill voted last Wednesday. Cuts in wages and pensions, a thin social welfare, …

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Greece’s Unions Go on General Strike, Feb 7/12

Public and private sector unions, ADEDY and GSEE, will launch a 24-hour general strike tomorrow Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 to protest the new austerity measures package. “These policies lead mathematically to the decline of the Greek economy and the impoverishment of the society. Employees will turn into outcasts, jobless and …

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Greece’s Trade Unions, Employers Reject Troika’s Demands For Wages Cuts in Private Sector

GSEE, the trade union umbrella for the Greece private sector and Employer’s Associations came to the same conclusion after three hours of negotiations. To say “No” to Troika’s demands to lower the minimum wage and to abolish the 13th and 14th salary. GSEE chairman Yannis Panagopoulso told reporters  “It is not allowed that …

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EU Competitiveness Pact: Fast Track Poverty for all

Eurogroup leaders agreed in principle on the key issues of the Competitivenss Agreement. This agreement aiming to adjust fiscal rules for all, will economically kill employees and workers rights once for all. Its main targets are lowering wages, adjustment of  public and private sector wages to productivity,  linking pensions to life expectancy. In short, …

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