Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) Parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras called for a "generalised, peaceful uprising, a social front that will sweep away the political system of corruption and intertwined interests to demand social justice and solidarity".
Tsipras made the statement after a meeting with the local authority workers union federation POE-OTA.
SYRIZA's leader stressed that the staff in local government make a very significant social contribution and were neither "corrupted nor state-supported". Those answering the latter description had met on Tuesday with the prime minister and main opposition leader, he added, meaning the general assembly of the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV).
Tsipras also stressed that for the past year and a half, the pillars of democracy and the social contract were being pulled down - namely, social insurance, labour rights, state property, the welfare state and local government - without the people having been consulted.