Workers from the phone company Telefonica take part in a demonstration blocking traffic and protesting against the unjustified dismissals at their company ahead of a general strike in Barcelona Spain, Nov. 13, 2012. Spain's main trade unions will stage a general strike, coincidin …
On the eve of yet another general strike, Greece's aid is caught once again in the complex game that is European politics.
Austerity has spawned general strikes in individual countries across the troubled European Union. But this week may see something to add to the union’s tensions: a coordinated, multi-national mega-strike. Organized labor plans a general strike against the E.U.’s austerity policies, borderless and spanning the south of the continent. Show More Summary
(ATHENS, Greece) — Greek trade unions launched a general strike and nationwide protests on Tuesday against a new package of austerity measures, to be voted on this week, which would condemn Greece to more years of hardship in exchange for rescue loans. Show More Summary
Greece is in the midst of a massive, general 48 hour strike. The people are protesting a controversial, close, and crucial austerity vote in parliament this week. How much is the country shut down? Here's a picture of the main Athens train station. Please follow Money Game on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
Greeks today launched a 48-hour general strike in protest of new spending cuts, with an estimated 2 million people—from lawyers to hospital employees—taking part. The union-organized strike has shut down banks, schools, and public transportation as Parliament prepares vote on the cuts tomorrow. It must support the austerity...
A 48-hour strike is under way in Greece as workers protest against the austerity package being considered by MPs today, ahead of Wednesday night's votehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/06/eurozone-crisis-greece-general-strike-austerity
Greece’s leading trade unions on Tuesday announced a 48-hour nationwide strike against austerity measures.
STRIKING is for plebs. At least it was to begin with. The first recorded general strike is often said to be the secessio plebis in 494BC, during which plebeians brought Roman trade to a standstill in protest at the city's despotic consul, Appius Claudius. Show More Summary
Greece's main union on Wednesday called a 48-hour general strike for November 6-7 in protest at a new wave of austerity measures unveiled by the government in order to unlock EU-IMF bailout loans."The central aim and demand of the unions...Show More Summary
Unions protest fresh round of austerity measures. 31 Oct 2012 11:52 AM
Chief Medical and Health Officer of Bundi district Dr O P Verma said Prembai (40) in Diyali village and Ramdhani (35) in Paie village had succumbed to the fever which generally strikes in snow-clad places.He said outbreak of typhus in...Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes The BBC reports that there is a general strike in Greece over yet more austerity from their Europe Union partners. This stuff tends to be reported in the United States as though the Greek people are a bunch of ill behaved children who don't want to take their necessary medicine. Show More Summary
Greek police clashed with anti-austerity protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs on the day of a general strike that brought much of the near-bankrupt country to a standstill.http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-greece-strike-idUSBRE89G1XI20121018
Greek police fired teargas to disperse anti-austerity protesters hurling stones and petrol bombs on the day of a general strike that brought much of the near-bankrupt country to a standstill.http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-greece-strike-idUSBRE89G1XI20121018
Greek workers are holding their second general strike in a month, protesting new austerity measures.
It will be the country's 20th national stoppage since the debt crisis erupted two years ago and comes as EU leaders meet in Brussels.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19986804
Greek police preemptively arrested and beat young people intending to join massive anti-austerity demonstrations on September 26, 2012. When they also published their photos and identities online, furious reactions ensued from Greek netizens.