Strike acts as focal point for cost-of-living frustration despite higher energy subsidies

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Cost of living, Far Right, KINAL, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

The first general strike during the current cost-of-living crisis was held on Wednesday, piling more pressure on the government, which potentially faces a renewed political threat from the formation of new right-wing movement by an ousted New Democracy MP.

Wednesday’s strike was called by the country’s largest union, GSEE, demanding, among other things, higher wages, more public sector hirings and greater spending on the national health system. Although it was announced in March, the protest coincided wit...

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