Greek civil servants stage 24-hour strike

Workers protest cuts to pay and pensions
||Last Updated: 11/16/2010

Greek civil servants walked off the job on Oct. 7 in a 24-hour strike to protest government austerity measures enacted to bolster the company's debt-ridden economy.

About 65 per cent of the country's 380,000 civil servants participated in the work stoppage, said ADEDY, the umbrella union organizing the strike.

The day of action culminated in a peaceful demonstration in central Athens.