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Friday, December 13, 2013

Public workers who deliver water services in Athens and Thessaloniki are working with community allies, including “Save Greek Water,” and EPSU - the European arm of Public Services International, to keep public water systems in public hands.  The government is trying to privatise and sell off these vital services under austerity measures.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The closure of the state broadcaster by the coalition government is symptomatic of the brutal austerity being inflicted, reports Richard Simcox, PCS, UK, on the Guardian's Comment is Free.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A team of labour journalists, in Greece for a special media project of the global union federation Public Services International – held the last interviews with reporters and technicians who’ve been occupying and running Greece’s public broadcast station for  five months – before police raided their A

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Elliniko community health clinic has become a symbol of solidarity for people in Greece who are being denied access to universal healthcare. The free municipal clinic has served more than 15,000 patients since it opened in 2011.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Under forced austerity measures, the Greek government is cutting education funding by almost half, laying off staff and privatising remaining services.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Greece has agreed to cut up to 40,000 public workers over the next two years, in return for continued financial assistance. The global union federation Public Services International joined Greek workers who took to the streets in a general strike on 6 November 2013 to protest continued cuts to decent jobs and public services imposed by the 'Troika'.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There were 18,000 tax administration staff members in Greece before the economic crisis. Austerity measures have forced a 50% cut in staff – at the end of 2013 just 9,000 workers remained. Which may partly explain why the Greek state has failed to recover €60 billion in taxes this year.

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Richard Simcox - PCS, UK
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Richard Simcox, PCS, UK reports back on the effects of the brutal austerity measures being imposed on the Greek government by its international lenders.

Read all about his eye-opening week in Athens on Storify

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Greece, known as the birthplace of democracy, has been reeling under the impact of punishing austerity measures imposed by the ‘Troika’ (IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank) over the past five years. Deep cuts to the public sector have left wages low and unemployment high for all working people.

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ERT
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The government dismissed the 2,600 workers at the ERT public broadcaster in June. Since then, hundreds of the technicians and journalists have been occupying the stations around the country and continuing public broadcasts for the past five months.

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