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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Greece: Greek Government calls workers to stage strike against its own policies

Strange times and tactics.

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From Kathimerini - ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ να καλεί τους εργαζομένους να μετάσχουν στην κινητοποίηση που στρέφεται κατά της δικής του πολιτικής: «Το Τμήμα Εργατικής Πολιτικής του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ καλεί τους/τις εργαζόμενους/ες, συνταξιούχους, άνεργους/ες, νέους και νέες να συμμετάσχουν στην κεντρική απεργιακή συγκέντρωση της Αθήνας στις 11.00 στην πλατεία Κλαυθμώνος και στις αντίστοιχες κινητοποιήσεις και συγκεντρώσεις των εργαζομένων σε όλη τη χώρα».

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From Protothema

From iefimerida - Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ καλεί σε απεργία εναντίον της κυβέρνησης ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, την Πέμπτη


From Ta Nea - Σε μαζική συμμετοχή στην απεργία καλεί ο... ΣΥΡΙΖΑ

Strike information from Avgi - Γενική απεργία: Όλες οι αλλαγές σε συγκοινωνίες και μεταφορές

Helena Smith, The Guardian - "In a first for any sitting government, Syriza also threw its weight behind the strike exhorting Greeks to take part in the protest. The appeal – issued by the party’s labour policy division and urging mass participation “against the neoliberal policies and the blackmail from financial and political centres within and outside Greece” – provoked derision and howls of protest before the walkout had even begun. But leading Syriza figures insisted that the party continued to see itself as being true to its leftist ideology. “We agreed to take these measures under pressure,” the Syriza MP Christos Simorelis told local TV. “In Syriza we continue to see the party as one thing, the government another.”


From Kathimerini - "Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili denied suggestions that leftist SYRIZA, which fought against austerity when it was in opposition, was trying to play both sides in supporting the anti-austerity strike.
The party has said it will implement its side of the bargain with lenders, but has long maintained that the bailout terms are excessively harsh...But SYRIZA's dilemma cut little ice with some of the thousands of protesters who converged on the city's main Syntagma Square. "It's a tactic of SYRIZA to disorientate the people from targeting the party," said Ilias Leggeris, 63, a retired bank worker".

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