QPS blog

Austerity measures are “without a human face”

Since 2010, organized labour in Greece has embarked on forty separate nationwide strike actions to register the depth of disapproval of austerity measures.

Οι εργαζόμενοι του Δημοσίου αντιστέκονται στο «κοινωνικό πείραμα» της λιτότητας στην Ελλάδα

Η παγκόσμια συνομοσπονδία ενώσεων εργαζομένων στις δημόσιες υπηρεσίες, «Διεθνής των Δημόσιων Υπηρεσιών» (PSI), συμμετείχε σήμερα στο συλλαλητήριο της γενικής απεργίας των εργαζομένων της Ελλάδας, που διαμαρτύρονται ενάντια στις συνεχείς περικοπές που επιβάλλονται στον δημόσιο τομέα από την Τρόικα και ζητούν εργασιακή αξιοπρέπεια.

Public service workers resist austerity ‘social experiment’ in Greece

Rosa Pavanelli press conference

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.

Public services must stay in the hands of the people

The General Secretary of the global union federation Public Services International, Rosa Pavanelli, and members of the PSI/ EPSU Communicators’ Action Network joined PSI affiliate unions with the ADEDY federation and the people of Greece on Wednesday 6 November 2013 in a 24-hour general strike against the policies of Troika and the impunity of the Greek politicians in the implementation of thes

La Grecia può – 2° puntata: un paese in saldo

L'università di Atene è la più antica della Grecia, una delle più antiche e prestigiose dei balcani. Ne parlano con orgoglio i lavoratori che ormai da settembre occupano gli stabili. L'università è di fatto chiusa, paralizzata da tagli pesantissimi, e i 30 mila studenti dell'università statale e i 20mila del politecnico non frequentano lezioni.

Look to UK for reasons not to sell off water

Richard Simcox & Maria Kanallopoulou

The failure of the privatisation of water in the UK is being held up as a model of what not to do by a new campaign in Greece.

Bringing together law and economic experts with campaign specialists and graphic designers, Save Greek Water aims to stop the privatisation currently being demanded as part of the IMF bail-out agreement.

Community Clinic Provides Solidarity for People of Greece

Toula Zerrou and Marina Kechagla

Marina Kechagla has been out of work for the past eight months. She’s qualified to work as a midwife but like many other young workers in Greece, Marina has been unable to find work because of “the troika’s” austerity measures.

University Workers Enter Second Month of Strike

For two months there have been no classes, no new enrollment and no exams at Greece’s oldest university, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and its partner school, the National Technical University of Athens, as administrative workers strike to protect public education and stop impending job cuts. 

Healthy citizens for a healthy economy

Healthy citizens propel a healthy economy for any civilized country, but surprisingly, in Greece, the government does not appreciate this.

La Grecia può: diario del gruppo di azione dei sindacati europeo e mondiale tra le macerie dell'austerità

Meeting with ERT Journalists

Immaginalo: domani il Governo Letta chiude la Rai. Non la vende, non la ridimensiona. La chiude. Punto e a capo. In Grecia è successo l'11 giugno, in un giorno. 24 ore ed era tutto finito.