OPINION

Unity against unions

It?s high time that the country?s biggest political parties got rid of union leaders accustomed to feeding off state funding and those who employ or even threaten to employ violence in order to further their demands.

Greece cannot move a single step forward until union barons who resort to such extremes are finally deprived of support from political parties.

PASOK and New Democracy, Greece?s two main political parties, need to come together in the battle against the most powerful unions if they want the country to ever become governable, irrespectively of who will be at the helm.

Effectively sharing the governance of the country with the unions, who can change or even dictate policy under the threat that they can bring key sectors of the state and the economy to a standstill, is not in the best interest of the country or its citizens, and neither of the two parties can take these unions on alone.

Hopefully, PASOK and ND will realize that they need each other on this issue soon and finally put an end to this sinful chapter of Greece?s post-1974 history.