Retailers join February 4 nationwide strike


The association representing Greek retailers, ESEE, on Tuesday urged its members to join a nationwide strike on February 4 organized by the country’s two biggest unions, GSEE and ADEDY, which is expected to bring much of the country to a standstill.

With its decision, ESEE joined a growing list of professional groups that will be participating in the general strike in protest at ongoing austerity measures being demanded by Greece’s creditors and more particularly a controversial plan to overhaul the social security system.