Unions call 48-hour strike

GSEE and ADEDY, Greece’s two largest unions representing private and public sector workers, on Thursday called a 48-hour strike for Friday and Saturday in protest at a government austerity program drafted earlier in the day that will affect wages.

The two groups will also be holding protest rallies in central Athens on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m., as well as on Sunday at 5 p.m.