Saturday, March 20, 2010

GREECE: MAKE THE BOSSES PAY!

The series of mass strikes rocking Greece should be an inspiration – and an example – to every trade unionist here in Aotearoa.

Greece’s government is calling for a range of savage cuts - a freeze on pensions, salary cuts for public sector workers, a hike in a GST-like sales tax increases – all of which will make already hard lives even harder. Europe’s rulers are demanding even more to come and their message is clear: it’s workers and the poor who should pay for the crisis.

But workers are fighting back and once again dis-proving the bosses’ mantra There Is No Alternative.

The articles provide useful eyewitness coverage, background and analysis.

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