A two-day strike in Greece in September involved doctors, teachers and other public sector workers. Private sector workers also took part.
They were protesting at plans to cut the pay of 25,000 civil servants and then to redeploy or sack them – 15,000 jobs are due to go by the end of 2014, the price for Greece’s latest set of loans.
The unions point out that older vulnerable workers will be targeted at a time when unemployment is already close to 28 per cent.
There were rallies across Greece, and state high school teachers also held a five-day rolling strike. ■