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Municipal workers to stage 24-hour strike

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The union representing workers at Greece’s municipal and regional authorities, POE-OTA, on Monday heralded a 24-hour strike on the day that the government brings to Parliament a raft of tough measures that have been demanded by the country’s creditors in exchange for further funding.

Creditors have insisted that Greece approve the bulk of the measures by Wednesday night so a vote is likely in Parliament by then.

In a statement, the union complained that the new austerity being prepared by the government followed a referendum in which a majority of Greeks rejected tough terms proposed by creditors.

“Just a few days after the referendum of July 5… when 62 percent of Greeks voted ‘no’ to new measures, it is as if that referendum never happened,” it said, adding that it would continue its fight against austerity.