In Greece, teachers, judges, doctors, nurses and transportation workers launched a strike on Monday to protest the Greek Parliament’s passage of a new round of austerity measures imposed by international banks. Monday’s strike came on the heels of a massive national strike on Friday also protesting austerity measures and the government’s efforts to restrict workers’ ability to go on strike. This is one protester, speaking during the walkouts on Monday.
Ilias Katziotis: “We, the older generation, spilled blood to acquire the right to strike, for us, the workers, the people, to have a voice. We will not sit on the couch with our arms crossed. There is no way. We will ruin the government’s plans.”