[Marxism] Greek Union calls for 24 hour general strike

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Tue Mar 3 05:13:02 MST 2009


   Greece's main labour body said Thursday it is calling a 24-hour general strike to protest more than 4,000 lay-offs that have swept the country in February.     Workers should not "pay the price of the financial crisis," the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) said in a statement. GSEE - which did not specify the date for the strike - said February's figure followed significant job losses between November and January when nearly 8,000 people lost their jobs.The body, representing around 600,000 workers, urged a general strike to demand job security, as well as improved union and salary rights for workers. Wednesday, a thousand demonstrators marched in central Athens after a smaller union collective, Adedy, called a strike in protest of the country's conservative government.
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