The country’s largest public sector employee union ADEDY has announced a 24-hour strike for Wednesday, in response to the dismissals and suspensions in the public sector, as well as the troika’s labor relations demands.
ADEDY’s executive committee has also called a 48-hour strike for the 19th and 20th of March. The demonstrators have arranged a rally at Klafthmonos Square at 11am on Wednesday, while POE-OTA unionists will gather outside their offices at 10:30am, along with the secondary education teacher union OLME.
In its announcement, ADEDY claims that labor rights and conquests are threatened, as the troika demands that the government legislates for the right of employers to carry out lock outs, abolishing wage raises and further reducing he minimum wage.
Furthermore, ADEDY notes that the European Commission, ECB and IMF demands include the requirement of unanimous decision to call a strike. The union dubbed the “brazen and provocative” proposal as “colonial demands from the troika” and explained that it is not content with “the government’s so-called refusals”.