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EPSU angered over Eurogroup President's satisfaction over destruction of Greece

20 December 2013
Greek workers demonstrating against government austerity measures

The President of the Eurogroup, Dutch Finance Minister Dijsselbloem, issued a press release in which he notes his "satisfaction" that Greece has reached a number of milestones as agreed with the Troika, 17 December 2013. These milestones include preparing the dismissal of 12.500 public service workers (euphemistically called a mobility scheme) as well as improving the financial situation of two large water companies so they can be privatised.

Greek health clinic treats victims of austerity

Video: Greek health clinic treats victims of austerity

13 December 2013

Greek health clinic treats victims of austerity

Public service workers resist austerity ‘social experiment’ in Greece

23 November 2013

The global union federation Public Services International joins Greek workers taking to the streets today in a general strike to protest the continued cuts to decent jobs and public services imposed by the ‘Troika’. In return for continued financial assistance, Greece has agreed to cut up to 40,000 public workers over the next two years.

PSI Communicators' Action Network - Greece 4-8 November 2013

4 November, 2013 to 8 November, 2013

An expert team of affiliate union journalists and communicators from around the world are gathering for the PSI-EPSU Communicators’ Action Network initiative in Athens, Greece from 4-8 November. This is a joint project of PSI and EPSU, together with our affiliate unions, ADEDY, and allies in Greece. Read the stories: www.psi-can-greece.org


26 September 2013

Corruption is one of the sicknesses of our society. PSI believes that one of the best alternatives to austerity and cuts to public spending is to seriously fight against corruption. We also link this new PSI campaign against corruption to the fight for global tax justice.

Solidarity with Greek public service workers

17 September 2013
ADEDY on strike

The member organisations of the ADEDY civil service confederation will be taking part in a week of action and a two-day strike on 18-19 September against the latest austerity measures being imposed on the public sector.

PSI expresses full support for its Greek affiliate ADEDY in its struggle for workers’ rights and its fight against the policies of the Hellenic government and the Troika.

No Trade in Public Services

31 July 2013

The recent wave of trade agreements are direct threats to the provision of Quality Public Services. These new agreements encourage privatisation, restrict governments’ ability to regulate in the public interest and create new and powerful rights for large multinational corporations. They are also a threat to democracy and accountability of government. They are being negotiated in secret, without proper consultation and will bind future governments, often regardless of the decisions of national elections, parliaments and courts. PSI urges all affiliates to understand the implications and join our allies to oppose the harmful effects of these agreements.

Investors requested to withdraw bids for Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company

26 July 2013
Water tap

A large group of Greek, European and international organisations, networks and others have requested the bidders for the Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company to withdraw their bids. They want the bidders to respect the wishes of the workers and local communities who do not want their company to be run by private operators.
All of the companies that are bidding have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies that claim to respect and work with the local communities. If the local communities do not want the companies, then these should not push ahead and prefer profits over local demands.

Thousands of Greek workers say no to austerity

16 July 2013
Greek strikers marching in Athens in October 2012

ADEDY, PSI affiliate in Greece, together with the trade union confederation GSEE, organised a 24 hour general strike on Tuesday 16th July 2013.

Letter to Thessaloniki water bidders

water drop

Please support the letter to the investors and companies that wish to partake in the privatisation of the water company of Thessaloniki. We ask them to withdraw their bid as they are not wanted in Thessaloniki.