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Greek Unions Strike Against Labor Reform Bill

HeadlineJun 17, 2021

In Greece, the conservative-led Parliament has passed a bill that allows employees to work more hours in a day in exchange for time off. The bill was condemned by opposition lawmakers and labor unions, which organized strikes and demonstrations in response. This is a protester speaking from Athens Wednesday.

Veta Panoutsakou: “Workers are determined not to allow our rights to be destroyed, not to go back to previous centuries. We will protect the eight-hour workday, which was won with blood. And we will not allow anyone to profit on our backs.”

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