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Civil servants to join Feb. 23 general strike

Δημοσίευση 27 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 12:53 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Civil servants to join Feb. 23  general strike
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A 24-hour general strike involving both the public and private sector will take place on February 23, following Wednesday's decision by the civil servants' union federation ADEDY to join the strike declared on that day by Greece's largest umbrella trade union group, the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE).

A 24-hour general strike involving both the public and private sector will take place on February 23, following Wednesday's decision by the civil servants' union federation ADEDY to join the strike declared on that day by Greece's largest umbrella trade union group, the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE).

ADEDY said the strike alongside the private sector was "a reply to the financial problems of supplementary pension funds, the changes in the new salary scale that are coming as a follow-up to painful cuts in benefits but also the [loss of the] 13th and 14th salaries".

It also decided a three-hour nationwide work stoppage from 11:30 a.m. until the end of the shift for the public sector on February 10, a day on which the union had originally announced a 24-hour strike.

ADEDY will also organised protest demonstrations at public-sector social insurance funds on that day and will cooperate with other trade unions and groups in holding rallies to protest against high prices and price hikes in basic goods - including public transport fares - in early February.