Municipal offices in Attica to strike on August 29-30

The Regional Association of Attica Municipalities announced on Wednesday that local authorities will shut their doors on August 29 and 30 in the first of what may become several strikes to protest government plans for further reductions in state spending on local authorities.

?The price of municipalities? inability to operate will be paid by the citizens of Attica, who will be deprived of services that are necessary to their quality of life,? the association said.

On August 30 the national association of local authorities will be holding an assembly, during which more protest action is expected to be discussed.