The Civil Servants’ Union, ADEDY, is on the second day of the 48-hour strike it has declared against the plan to suspend and fire public workers.
Teachers, employees in insurance funds and the Public Employment Services (OAED), hospital doctors, lawyers and court clerks are participating in the strike.
The municipal police officers gathered for a pan-Hellenic rally, which began at 12.00 p.m. and marched to the Ministry of Administrative Reform.
A huge concert is planned to take place at 7.30 p.m. at the central building of the Greek national broadcaster ERT.
The government policies “degrade the public sector, destroy what is left of social services and welfare and attack the civil servants who have endured inhumane austerity policies for the past four years,” ADEDY stated.
“The Government’s and the Troika’s plan wishes to limit and reduce the services, employees by one third. It wishes to increase the cost for citizens to ensure services that until yesterday were provided by the public!” ADEDY mentioned in its announcement.
The executive committee of ADEDY will convene with the presidents of its members to evaluate the situation and determine the future of their strike. The general council will then make its final decisions on September 21, according to the Greek newspaper To Vima.