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Greece: Workers Stage 24-Hour General Strike to Protest Austerity

HeadlineDec 14, 2017

In Greece, a nationwide 24-hour general strike has crippled key industries, including transportation, education, healthcare and shipping. The workers are protesting against a new government proposal to limit people’s ability to strike, as well as against years of austerity measures. This is Christina Skaloubati, president of the Federation of Women of Greece.

Christina Skaloubati: “These measures have dramatically affected the lives of women, because they make part-time work, flexible labor relations and lower and minimum wages a permanent thing, which means women cannot support their families with such wages.”

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