Greek truckers end six-day strike, yield to govt

Greek truckers ended a six-day strike on Sunday, bowing to the socialist government's plan to liberalise the recession-hit economy.

Greek truckers end six-day strike, yield to govt

Greek truckers ended a six-day strike on Sunday, bowing to the socialist government's plan to liberalise the recession-hit economy.

Truckers had walked off the job on Monday to protest against plans to open up their sector, a condition required by a multi-billion euro EU/IMF bailout plan.

"The general assembly of truck federations decided, with a marginal majority, to end the strike," union head George Tzortzatos told reporters on Sunday.

Taking an unusually tough stance, the government had ordered the strikers on Wednesday to get back behind the wheel, threatening to strip them of their licences and prosecute them if they did not do so within 24 hours.

The truckers strike disrupted fuel supply all over the country, with queues forming at petrol stations.


Agencies

Last Mod: 01 Ağustos 2010, 18:29
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