Greek unions in first general strike against leftist government

People walk past a placard calling for the November 12th general strike in Athens on November 11, 2015“We are fighting against government measures that perpetuate medieval labour relations … we react to any austerity measure that downgrades our lives,” said leading union GSEE. The mobilisation was being held as senior representatives of the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the IMF and the European stability fund are holding a review of reforms pledged under the country’s third bailout. The Greek government insists on maintaining a safety net for more vulnerable households.

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