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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Greek trade union organisations have announced protest rallies tomorrow Sunday in Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete

Greek trade union organisations have announced plans for protest rallies this Sunday to demonstrate against the demands made by the Troika representing Greece’s lenders.

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), the largest umbrella trade union representing the private sector, has announced protest rallies in Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion, Crete. The Athens rally will start at Syntagma Square opposite the parliament at 5:00pm and the Thessaloniki rally will begin at the same time in front of the Venizelos statue. The Heraklion rally will begin at 6:00pm in Eleftherias Square.

Separate protests are planned by the Greek Communist Party-affiliated trade union PAME on the same day, with an Athens rally taking place in Omonia Square at 5:30pm and demonstrations outside government buildings on Thursday, followed by action in workplaces on Friday.

A GSEE announcement stressed that planned VAT increases and further pension cuts will “destroy the social fabric” and undermine young people’s rights to enter the labor market.

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