Greeks on strike claim … the right to strike

From now on, a strike, to be able to stand, will now have to be voted by 50% of members of a union, against 20% currently.

Athens metro closed, transport highly disturbed, hospitals in minimum service , boats on the quay, 9000 people flying the pavement in the capital and clash with the police; the Greeks may have lived on Friday their last 24-hour strike. And for good reason, the Vouli, the Parliament, is preparing to adopt a reform of the right to strike, imposed explicitly by the donors of the country. Now, a strike, to be able to stand, will now have to be voted by 50% of members of a union and up to date of their contributions, against 20% currently.

"It is an infringement of the freedom of expression, of an acquired right for which our parents fought."

The protesters

"It is an attack on freedom of expression, to an acquired right for which our parents fought, "protest angry protesters. It must be said that since the entrustment of Greece by the European institutions and the IMF in 2010, more than 50 strikes have been counted in the country. "It is an inalienable right, it is the only weapon of the employee facing the injustice", advances Théodore Fortsakis, conservative deputy of New Democracy. "But a strike can not be extorted by minority unions, often from the Communist Party, tempers it. It affects the business and economic activity of the country and can not be decided summarily. This is currently the case. "Despite the outcry raised by the unions and the strikes resuming on Monday, this law should be adopted by the government majority. And thus allow Greece to obtain the release of a tranche of 4.5 billion euros by the end of the month.


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