OPINION

Break the unionist bonds

Greek governments over the past 30 years have had to co-govern, as it were, with the union representatives of public utilities. It was PASOK that introduced this unusual status quo, but, barring some minor exceptions, the tradition was allowed to continue. From Olympic Airways to the Public Power Corporation, the company keys were in the hands of the unionists. This came at a huge cost to the public coffers.

The open threats and vulgar language have been shared by unionists of all stripes. Politicians kept silent, afraid of the political cost. George Papandreou depended on this unionist-ridden state to win control of his party. As the deep state is going down, it wants to take the rest of the country with it. PASOK and ND must break this hostage situation.

By expelling Thymios Liberopoulos, president of the taxi drivers? union, from the party, ND has made a significant move. Let?s hope PASOK will follow suit, before it?s too late.