Labor unions are to go ahead with planned anti-austerity protests in Thessaloniki on September 8 despite the fact that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will not be delivering the traditional keynote economic speech that accompanies the launch of the city’s annual International Fair.

The main civil servants’ union ADEDY, the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and smaller trade unions will stage their protests as scheduled, according to the head of the Thessaloniki labor center, Panayiotis Tsaraboulidis. “In any case, the prime minister has nothing positive to say,” he said.

Ekathimerini.com