Unions to hold ral­lies as House de­bates aus­ter­ity

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The civil ser­vants’ union ADEDY and PAME, the la­bor union af­fil­i­ated with the Com­mu­nist Party (KKE), are both plan­ning ral­lies in cen­tral Athens this evening to ex­press op­po­si­tion to a new raft of aus­ter­ity mea­sures that are to go to a par­lia­men­tary vote later tonight. PAME has called on mem­bers to con­verge in Omo­nia Square at 7.30 p.m. while ADEDY’s rally is to start at Syn­tagma Square half an hour later. The union rep­re­sent­ing state hos­pi­tal work­ers, known by its acro­nym POEDIN, is among those that will join ADEDY’s sup­port­ers in cen­tral Athens tonight. Work­ers are protest­ing fur­ther cuts to state spend­ing and an over­haul of public sec­tor salaries. “The na­tional health ser­vice and the sys­tem for so­cial wel­fare are be­ing de­mol­ished,” POEDIN said in a state­ment yesterday.

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