6 Jul 2010

Greek drivers strike for survival

Bus services in Athens were shut down for eight hours last Thursday as employees of OASA - the state-controlled transport organisation - walked off the job because they had not been paid their salaries for June.
The wildcat strike highlighted the growing tensions within the workforce as the Greek government tries to push through savage attacks on public services and working conditions.
A return to work was agreed after employees were assured the finance ministry had arranged a bank transfer to cover the unpaid salaries. However, OASA has still not paid social security contributions for the past two months.

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