ADEDY and GSEE set for Syntagma Square protest on Saturday

Greece’s umbrella unions, the private sector’s GSEE and the public sector’s ADEDY, are organizing a demonstration on Saturday in Syntagma Square, central Athens.

The rally has been called in protest at the government’s draft budget for 2014, which is to be put to a final vote in Parliament at midnight on Saturday.

In a statement released by GSEE on Thursday, the union noted that the draft budget would lead to higher unemployment, the impoverishment of the Greek population and an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis.”

GSEE and ADEDY have called on their members to gather outside Parliament at 6 p.m.