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Greek cab strike ushers in new protests

 An employee at the Athens Metro stands inside the shuttered entrance of the subway at Athens' main Syntagma Square during a four-hour work stoppage, ...
 An employee at the Athens Metro puts up a notice to announce a four-hour work stoppage, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Strike-minded unions are fiercel...

Greece Financial Crisis

An employee at the Athens Metro stands inside the shuttered entrance of the subway at Athens' main Syntagma Square during a four-hour work stoppage, ...

Greece Financial Crisis

An employee at the Athens Metro puts up a notice to announce a four-hour work stoppage, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Strike-minded unions are fiercel...

Greek taxi owners are planning another strike, signaling a new round anti-austerity protests by unions and professional groups in the crisis-hit country.
Taxi associations on Wednesday called a 24-hour strike for Thursday, after the government refused to amend plans to open up their profession to more competition. Taxis were on strike for nearly three weeks earlier this summer.
Under pressure from international rescue lenders, Greece's Socialist government is stepping up spending cuts, with plans that include suspending public servants with reduced pay for up to a year.
Unions are planning major weekend demonstrations in the country's second largest city, Thessaloniki, where Prime Minister George Papandreou will give an annual speech on the economy.


Updated : 2021-04-20 19:29 GMT+08:00