Greeks to strike against public sector layoffs

The Greek Federation of Public Employees decided to launch a 48-hour strike to protest the government's decision to suspend and dismiss civil servants

Greeks to strike against public sector layoffs

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Greek Federation of Public Employees (ADEDY) has decided to launch a 48-hour strike starting Tuesday, September 24, to protest the government's decision to suspend and dismiss civil servants within the scope of austerity measures.

ADEDY agreed with the General Confederation of Greek Labors (GSEE) to turn the first day of strike, September 24, into a general strike across the country, the Greek federation said in a statement. GSEE is expected to announce this decision folllowing a board meeting on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Greek Union of Local Government Personnel (POE-OTA) announced that they also decided to launch a 48-hour strike starting Tuesday.

The local government personnel are going to hold a protest at 11 am Greek local time on Tuesday at the Karaiskaki Square in Athens to protest the government's decision to suspend and dismiss civil servants.

Meanwhile, insurance fund workers, who already went on a 48-hour strike in accordance with the ADEDY's decision, decided to continue with their strikes as of Tuesday, while teachers at state high schools are also expected to go on a 2-day strike on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest re-deployments and dismissals within the scope of school mergers.

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