First general strike an awkward but telling moment for Tsipras

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA

Alexis Tsipras experienced his first general strike as prime minister, rather than opposition leader, on Thursday when the private and public sector unions GSEE and ADEDY brought thousands of people out onto the streets of Athens to protest the latest round of measures.

Although Tsipras was in Malta for the European Union summit on the refugee crisis, his embarrassment at being on the receiving end of a mass protest was made more acute by the fact that SYRIZA’s labour policy department called on workers to join the pro...

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