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9 May 2012
Following the recent elections in Greece, which saw two out of three voters vote against pro-austerity parties and a big swing to left parties, Niall Mulholland spoke to Andros Payiatsos, from Xekinima (CWI in Greece)
15 February 2012
Workers and left parties must organise serious campaign to kick out the government: On Sunday 12 February the Greek parliament voted for the new austerity cuts demanded by the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank - the 'Troika'...
9 November 2011
'National unity' government will pursue same austerity measures: Greek prime minister George Papandreou has been forced to leave office. His Pasok government will be replaced by a 'national unity' coalition government.
19 October 2011
Strikes must be democratically controlled by unions' ranks: The announcement by the Greek Pasok government on 7 October of a new bill savaging the jobs and conditions of public sector workers provoked an explosion of struggles, strikes and occupations in almost every part of the public sector in Greece
28 September 2011
Greece has recently experienced a barrage of strikes by different sections of the working class - involving transport workers, teachers, some council workers, taxi drivers, mental health workers and others - against the Pasok government's latest austerity measures...
13 July 2011
As the sovereign debt crisis in Greece deepens, Andros Payiatos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece), speaks about its effects and the way out for workers and the majority in society
22 June 2011
Workers resist Pasok's savage cuts and privatisation programme: Greece's deepening sovereign debt crisis is threatening to destroy the eurozone and trigger a worldwide banking collapse, according to the International Monetary Fund...
15 June 2011
On the eve of a tenth general strike in Greece, APOSTOLIS KASIMERIS, one of the leaders of the OASA bus workers' union in Athens, spoke at the recent National Shop Stewards Network conference in London...
25 May 2011
Greece's second 24-hour general strike held this year, on 11 May, saw massive workers' participation and completely paralysed every aspect of economic life in Greece
16 March 2011
On 9 March, when 300 immigrant workers were on their 44th day of a mass protest hunger strike in Athens and Thessaloniki, an agreement was made between the protesters and the Greek PASOK government...
17 December 2010
Third wave of PASOK government austerity attacks provokes outrage
Wednesday 15 December saw one of the biggest general strikes in Greece in recent years. Nothing moved in the country, writes Andreas Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI Greece), Athens
12 May 2010
ON THURSDAY 5 May, workers across Greece took part in a huge general strike in angry opposition to a new austerity cuts package. Press statement issued by Xekinima (the Socialist Party's counterpart in Greece)...
5 May 2010
Turmoil reveals limits of European integration: The countries that adopted the euro are facing the most precarious situation for their currency union since they started using the euro in 2002...
17 March 2010
ON THURSDAY 11 March, Greece was again brought to a standstill by the third general strike in a few weeks against the government's third draconian austerity package since the start of the year, writes Andreas Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI Greece), Athens, and Niall Mulholland (CWI).
3 March 2010
Greece's 24 February general strike was comprehensive, covering the whole of the public and private sectors of the economy...
17 February 2010
HUNDREDS OF thousands of public sector workers took strike action in Greece on Wednesday 10 February, writes Andreas Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI Greece), Athens.
10 February 2010
Energy price shock: AHEAD OF its expected announcement of an "embarrassingly high" record £540 million profit for 2009, British Gas has announced a small cut in consumer prices of 7%...
12 January 2010
Robert Bechert attended last December's successful congress of Xekinima, the CWI in Greece. This article by him on the present political situation in Greece is based on discussions that took place at that congress.
13 October 2009
Andros Payiatsos, of Xekinima (CWI in Greece) - which participates in Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) - reports on the 4 October general election in Greece...
16 April 2008
French workers demonstrate in 2003, photo Paul Mattsson
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