Municipal workers continue protest action

Municipal workers, who on Thursday entered the second day of a two-day strike against pending salary and pension cuts, are to continue their protest action with a four-hour workout on Friday, starting at 7 a.m.

The decision by the union representing municipal workers was taken to express solidarity with three municipal garbage truck drivers who were arrested on August 29 for their participation in a protest convoy through central Athens.

Unionists have called on workers to continue their walkout on Friday so they can visit the capital’s main court complex where the truck drivers’ are to go on trial.

In a statement, the union said that continued action «is the only response to government’s attempt to terrorize through suppression the struggle of the worker and society who are buckling under the unbearable weight of the extreme, neoliberal policies being imposed by the coalition and the troika.”

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