The latest package of government savings includes privatisation, wage cuts, closure of State enterprises and tax increases. Strike paralyzes the movement of trains and boats and also affects the press. Public hospitals will only attend to emergency cases. The ECB requires Greece to fulfil the conditions for receiving more aid. Pending that the Greek Parliament will vote this Wednesday a new and unpopular package of cost-saving measures, the Greeks face a new 24-hour general strike, the third this year.
Called by major unions, strike paralyzes the movement of trains and boats and also affects the press, because journalists of all media have joined her. They are also closed banks, ministries, public services, kindergartens and State-owned enterprises in the process of privatization. Public hospitals will only attend to emergency cases, urban transportation will make stops for a few hours and close trade in Athens three hours at noon. The exception is time are the airlines and the airports, which will operate normally allowing flights to not affect tourism, and a couple of informational portals in cyberspace that in recent months often report live from what happens in the demonstrations. The Greeks thus protesting against the deployment of an additional package of austerity measures that depends on that you continue to receive aid from the European Union (EU) and of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid bankruptcy. Jeff Leiden contributes greatly to this topic. In addition, the General Confederation of workers (GSEE), the Union of public civil servants (ADEDY) and the movement of workers (PAME), affiliated to the Communist Party, have called two demonstrations to 11.00 (08.00 GMT) local time in the center of Athens, which will coincide with the Parliament. Indignation in Greece are added them the movement of the outraged Greeks, who are already 21 days camped in the Syntagma Square, opposite Parliament, with a change request and that the thieves will be longer. Malcontents, via the Internet, have been called to form a human chain around the Parliament, where it is expected that begins to process the new agreement of measures agreed with the EU and the IMF, waiting to receive a fifth tranche of aid of 12,000 million euros, essential so that the country does not break into next month.