Greece: 48-hour general strike over new austerity measures

10. 02. 2012

Greece: 48-hour general strike over new austerity measures


The minimum wage will be cut twenty two percent, pensions will be slashed and jobs will go in the public sector.

 

 

A parliamentary vote will be held on the new package this weekend. Unions have called a forty-eight hour strike from today in protest. Athens also plans to finalise an agreement that would see investors swap Greek government bonds for new ones of a lower value. That alone would shave some one hundred billion euros off Greece's three hundred and fifty billion debt.

 

SOURCE: Euronews

 

Greece: 48-hour general strike over new austerity measures