Private sector umbrella union calls strike on November 6

Greece’s umbrella union for private sector workers, the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE), on Wednesday announced a 24-hour strike on November 6.

Both GSEE and ADEDY, the umbrella union representing Greek civil servants, have called a series of strikes to protest austerity measures imposed by the coalition government in return for bailout funding from the country’s international creditors.

The November 6 industrial action is billed as a protest against a new unified property tax which unions fear will prove higher than previous imposed levies as well as fears of new salary and pension cuts.

The national seamen’s union (PNO) is expected to join the 24-hour walkout leading to disruptions in passenger and cargo ferry schedules on the day.

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