Socialist Worker

Greek workers resist austerity in fresh strikes

by Dave Sewell
Issue No. 2465

Acropolis workers on strike

Acropolis workers on strike (Pic: Workers Solidarity)


Train services were cancelled across Greece on Monday of this week, as rail workers held a five hour strike.

They are resisting rail bosses’ privatisation plans and demanding the rehiring of former colleagues.

Media workers at private TV station ANT1 struck for 48 hours last weekend. It’s part of a dispute against redundancies.

Ministry of culture  workers at the museums and the Acropolis also struck over unpaid wages. 

Local government workers in Greece’s second city Salonica, roadside assistance workers and others are also taking action.

And the fight to stop an environmentally devastating gold mine at Skouries in Halkidiki, northern Greece, hasn’t stopped. 

Protesters blocked a road to the site on Monday morning.

The Greek Socialist Workers Party said, “Even in the middle of a heatwave during August, the workers are militantly striking and coming out in the streets.

“What the workers’ movement needs is a left that will organise and coordinate these struggles into mass collective action.”


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