Nationwide General Strike by GSEE And ADEDY

A nationwide 24-hour strike was held on Thursday, called by the country’s two largest labor federations the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (GSEE) and the civil servants’ supreme administrative council (ADEDY), in protest against economic policy and the measures contained in the 2012 state budget.

The protest rallies took place in downtown Athens, with a joint GSEE-ADEDY rally starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Pedion tou Areos Park and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) affiliated PAME labor organization’s rally also starting at 11:00 a.m. at Omonia Square. Both rallies marched to the Finance Ministry and to Parliament in Syntagma Square. (amna)

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