Demonstrations have taken over the streets of Athens on Sunday May 22nd, while the plenary session of the Parliament is meeting in order to vote on the multi-bill regarding the latest austerity measures.
The Unions marched towards Syntagma Square and outside the Parliament in order to protest the “anti-labor” law and measures. In addition, all means of transportation remain immobile, due to a 48 hour strike initiated over the weekend.
The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), said in an announcement that the only response to austerity for the Greek people is to unite in demonstration against the constant struggle.
The Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) also called for the people to participate so that “the new brutal package of measures does not pass, and so that the new automatic salary and pension cutter does not apply and the tax evasion is avoided”.
In addition, the PAME trade union called for the people to participate in its demonstration at 17:30 in Omonoia square, “against the new and anti-popular multi-bill that the government is promoting in ‘rushing’ procedure, like it did with bill for pension and tax reform.”
The Popular Unity party also called the “labor class, the people and the youth to go out massively and to swarm Syntagma Square at 17:30.