Tsipras fails to halt strike as domestic political battle heats up

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Cars, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Efforts by the government to end the strike by refuse collectors have failed to pay off as the action is due to continue at least until Thursday, forming a new front between SYRIZA and New Democracy.

Following a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and representatives of the POE-OTA municipal workers’ union on Tuesday, the government rushed through Parliament legislation that would allow the contract workers in the sanitation departments to...

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