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ADEDY Announces 48-Hour Strike

strikesGreece’s largest trade union (ADEDY) has announced a new 48-hour strike on Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday March 20, protesting against the Greek coalition government’s suspension and dismissal policies, as well as the troika’s demands regarding employment in the country.
The federation of public hospital employees (POEDIN) has announced that they will take part in the strike, protesting against the risk of dismissal that the suspended employees  will face at the end of March. The federation of hospital employees is also demanding the recruitment of permanent staff in order to cover the shortages caused by the financial crisis.
In Athens the demonstration will take place at Klafthmonos Square at 11am. In Thessaloniki the protesters will gather at the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos in the city center. On Thursday the protesters will demonstrate at Klafthmonos Square at 1pm and will then march to the Greek Parliament.
ADEDY in an official announcement, stated that the Greek government is collaborating with the troika in order to implement the demands of Greece’s creditors.
The Greek Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who had stated that “we have committed to reducing the public sector by 150,000 employees by 2015 and we estimate we will achieve that goal before 2015,” has caused the intense reaction of civil servants and has triggered many strikes and protests.

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