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Greek Workers Strike Nationwide Amid Latest Push for Austerity

HeadlineMay 18, 2017

In Greece, tens of thousands of striking workers flooded the streets of Athens and other cities Wednesday, ahead of today’s vote by the Greek Parliament on another round of austerity measures. Trade union activists say the latest planned cuts would continue a downward spiral for the Greek economy.

Nikolaos Tragas: “This government fooled the workers and the rest of the Greek people by saying that they’ll get rid of the bailouts, and yet tomorrow it is voting in a fourth bailout, which is much harsher than the previous ones.”

Grigoris Vafiadis: “The workers cannot bear any more suffering from austerity measures that are constantly being imposed and that slowly eat away at the small income they receive. The government must try any way that it can to take from those that have, and not from the have-nots.”

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