Greece Massive Strike Response -Thousands take the Streets
PAME and the class unions of Greece gave a massive and militant response to the employers and the Government with thousands of workers going on Strike and taking the streets in more than 60 cities all over Greece.
The working class of Greece demanded Free-Public Social Security for all and cancelation of the antiworkers’ bill of the Government that privatizes Healthcare and Social Security.
From midnight workers all over Greece formed picket lines and stopped production. In Athens all public transport was stopped. Metro, trains, buses, ships, all stopped.
Photos from the picket lines: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLtaWPv
The workers then came to the strike demonstrations, with participation of thousands of workers. In the demonstrations PAME welcomed international solidarity from unions from many countries and expressed solidarity with the upcoming strike of the workers of France.
Photos ATHENS Strike Demonstration: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLtoiro
Published at https://pamehellas.gr/greece-massive-strike-response-thousands-take-the-streets
Athens Gridlocked as Transport Workers Strike Over Pension Bill
Feb 18, 2020
Traffic in parts of the Greek capital came to a standstill on Tuesday as Greek transport workers joined a 24-hour public sector strike over pension reforms.
Buses, trolleys, trams and metro transportation will be out of operation for the day. Workers from the Athens suburban railway Proastiakos and intercity trains announced late on Monday that they will also participate in the strikes.
Public hospitals will operate on skeleton staffs, as the Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospitals Workers (POEDIN) is also taking part in the protests.
Most ferries at the ports of Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina will remain docked on Tuesday, as five seamen’s unions are joining the strike, led by the Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Seamen (PENEN). Passengers are advised to contact port authorities and tourist agencies for details.
Protesters marched onto Syntagma Square in front of the Parliament building, where the contentious legislation will be voted on by lawmakers.
Workers’ unions claim that the bill “privatizes social security and pushes thousands of young workers to seek private insurance.”
Read more at https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/02/18/athens-gridlocked-as-transport-workers-strike-over-pension-bill/