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ADEDY President Odysseus Dravalas and General Secretary Ermolaos Kasses
Monday, November 04, 2013

The unnecessary chaos being wrought on the people of Greece by its government and international lenders was summed up by a government minister, a leading trade unionist said today.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

PSI-EPSU communicators meet with Adedy officials as they prepare for the next general strike on Wednesday 6 November, general secretary Kasses Ermis said the economic crisis had demonstrated “corruption of our government and vested interests in public life”.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Responding to a question from SYRIZA MP, Nadia Valavani, during a conference in Lithuania, last week, European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn, confirmed that Greece’s fiscal monitoring would not end when its bailout expires, regardless of whether that is next summer, or if a third package is needed.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

The team of expert union journalists and communicators from Ghana, Lithuania, Italy, UK, Spain, US and Cyprus.

This solidarity exchange enables PSI communicators from other countries to learn more about the issues facing Greek trade unionists and share this understanding with their union members and communities around the world.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Ομάδα ειδικών, στελεχωμένη από δημοσιογράφους και ομιλητές συνεργαζόμενων συνδικάτων από όλο τον κόσμο, αναμένεται να συγκεντρωθεί για την πρωτοβουλία Δίκτυο δράσης εκπροσώπων των PSI-EPSU στην Αθήνα από τις 4 έως τις 8 Νοεμβρίου.

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Monday, November 04, 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.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

This briefing paper provides an overview of how austerity programmes are affecting the public sector and the privatisation of public enterprises, infrastructure and assets; rising inequalities, unemployment and effects on young people.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

In 2001, Greece entered the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).  Part of the conditions of entry required adhering to the 1997 Stability and Growth Pact, which set limits on government spending and debt of not more than 3% GDP.  EU Member States who joined this Pact effectively forfeited their financial independence. 

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

This briefing paper sets out the impact of austerity policies on health and social services.  The entry of Greece into the European Union supported the development of a public healthcare sector.  Similarly the creation of a formal social services sector has only taken place in the last 15 years.  Until then it was the responsibility of the family or the Church.

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