Greek state workers take to streets to fight cuts

By REUTERS
October 5, 2011 12:22

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

ATHENS - Flights were grounded, schools shut and striking Greek workers took to the streets on Wednesday in protest against cuts the government says are needed to save the nation from bankruptcy.

The first nationwide walkout in months marks the start of what labor leaders say is a street campaign to derail emergency austerity steps launched last month by a government that has already imposed two years of tax hikes and wage cuts.

Thousands of state workers, pensioners and students gathered at a central Athens square, beating drums and waving banners reading "Erase the debt!" and "The rich must pay!"

A separate group of thousands of communist-affiliated workers marched into the central Syntagma square, carrying red flags and chanting: "We don't have jobs! We don't have rights! No sacrifice for the bosses!"

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

By REUTERS