Greeks protest against a new tax reform
On Friday, Greeks initiated a 48-hour nationwide walkout protesting against newly imposed tax as well as pension reforms. The reforms have appeared to be a part of a multi-billion euro bailout signed last year.
The strike generated by the country’s largest public and private sector unions docked ships at port and also disrupted public transport. Government offices are closed and many journalists went on strike.
GSEE, the country’s number one private sector labor union reported that the given reforms appeared to be the last nail on the coffin for pensioners as well as employees who have already sacrificed more than enough after six years of austerity.
As a GSEE official states, the Greek government simply tries to prove to the EU that they’re perfect students, but they don’t realize that this way they are just ruining the country’s social security system.
The country’s government hopes that measures, currently being debated by lawmakers, will help to convince creditors to approve the release of bailout cash.