Thousands of Greeks protest Labor Law on general Strike Day

June 10, 2021

In one of the largest strikes in recent years, thousands of Greeks joined the protest rallies and sent a strong message against the neo-liberal labor law that abolishes basic rights for workers such as paid overtime work and 8-hour work.

The 24-hour strike organized by unions of the public and private sector paralyzed Greece and caused disruptions in public transport.

Wednesday night, the Labor Ministry’s omnibus bill was approved in principle during a discussion at committee level in Parliament.

The bill was approved by ruling New Democracy, while main opposition SYRIZA, Movement for Change (KINAL), Communist Party KKE Greece and MeRA25 voted against it. Greek Solution party reserved judgment.

The labor bill will next be discussed and voted during an upcoming plenary session.

Some trade unions and left parties threaten with a new strike in the near future.

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