In the second general strike called by Greece’s umbrella unions this year, workers have shut down the government. Teachers, hospital workers, transport workers and journalists all took part in the strike. The strike is over the austerity measures the Greek government has imposed to cut down debt. Workers say that the cuts have gone too far, and that they should impose more restrictions on wealthier people. The government has cut public sector wages and imposed new taxes.
See “Violence Mars Greek General Strike,” by Alkman Granitsas, The Wall Street Journal, May 11 2011 (SD)
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