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Greece: Thousands march against austerity cuts in Athens01:29

Greece: Thousands march against austerity cuts in Athens

Greece, Athens
October 17, 2016 at 20:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands marched in Athens, Monday, in a rally organised by various trade unions against cuts and in opposition to the signing of the National General Collective Agreement.

Thousands turned out to demand better salaries and working conditions from the government. The National General Collective Agreement was signed in March 2016, approving a reformed structure on labour markets, including the abolishing of collective work agreements. Protesters see the bill as legislation designed to continue crippling austerity measures against Greek workers, further cutting salaries, pensions and social benefits.

The demonstration, one of dozens across the country, was organised to coincide with the arrival of inspectors from both the EU and the IMF, who intend to review the country's progress on implementing economic and labour reforms, decreed by Greece's creditors.

Greece: Thousands march against austerity cuts in Athens01:29
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Thousands marched in Athens, Monday, in a rally organised by various trade unions against cuts and in opposition to the signing of the National General Collective Agreement.

Thousands turned out to demand better salaries and working conditions from the government. The National General Collective Agreement was signed in March 2016, approving a reformed structure on labour markets, including the abolishing of collective work agreements. Protesters see the bill as legislation designed to continue crippling austerity measures against Greek workers, further cutting salaries, pensions and social benefits.

The demonstration, one of dozens across the country, was organised to coincide with the arrival of inspectors from both the EU and the IMF, who intend to review the country's progress on implementing economic and labour reforms, decreed by Greece's creditors.

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