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Greek Unions calls for general election

11-02-2011 14:02 BJT

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Two Greek unions are calling for a general election, after PrimeMinister George Papandreou’s snap decision to hold a referendum on the European bailout package agreed last week.

The unions say it’s time for the people to choose a new government. Greece’s two main labour unions, the General Confederation of Greek Workers and the Confederation of Civil Servants met on Tuesday.

The unions say they are planning more strikes during the month, against the government’s economic policy, which is cutting wages, jobs, pensions, and changing wage and labour agreements. Strikes and protests have been going on since last year, after the government introduced waves of austerity measures in order to meet the terms of a bailout loan by international lenders.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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