ITUC warns of more austerity for Greek workers


(August 2016) The ITUC global trade union confederation says that 2017 could see further attacks on workers' and trade union rights if proposals coming from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are pushed through by the Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF) and accepted by the Greek government. According to the GSEE national trade union centre a 21-page directive sent to Greek officials includes measures that would cut the minimum wage for skilled and experienced workers by around 30% and change rules on strike action and union representation. Read more at ITUC.