Fotopoulos calls on fellow unionists to make Greece 'stop dead'
The head of the Public Power Corporation’s labor union, Nikos Fotopoulos, has reportedly called on fellow unionists to bring Greece to a standstill during next week’s general strike in a bid to force the government to abandon its latest austerity measures.
Fotopoulos proposed that unionists take over ministries and public buildings in a sign of protest and that the general strike be followed by rolling 48-hour strikes.
“We have to make it impossible for them to count the number of sit-ins,” he is reported to have said during a meeting of the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE), Greece’s main private sector union.
“Everything has to stop dead,” said Fotopoulos, whose union is known for its militant activity.