The results of the 7 July general election in Greece saw the defeat of Syriza (“Coalition of the Radical Left”). This follows four years during which the Syriza-led government-approved mass privatisations and cuts at the […]
During last week’s CWI Summer School, in Barcelona, the following petition was signed by 280 attendees: Against the victimisation of Dionysis Christopoulos, trade union activist at the Athens municipality We, the undersigned, taking part in […]
When New Democracy (Greece’s traditional right-wing party) and PASOK (the so-called “socialists”) were applying austerity policies, arguing that these were the way to a new period of prosperity, the mass of working class people were […]
Greece’s agony continues. This week, more pension cuts and tax increases were agreed by the Syriza-led government and international creditors, in return for €7.5bn emergency loans to enable Athens to […]
Despite very difficult times, struggle can bring results.
Over the past two to three weeks much publicity was given to the attempts of the Swedish multinational clothing company H&M (Hennes & Mouritz) to force its employees in Greece to sign new contracts which contained far worse terms. The new contracts included terms, such as:
The struggle continues! After many months of struggle, the redundant cleaners at OSY (Athens Bus Company) managed to get the bulk of their accrued money from the company. This is a very important victory which shows that, even in these difficult times in Greece, united and determined struggle can bring results!
Protest over unpaid wages and for direct employment! […]