Fire ser­vice work­ers take to streets of Athens

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Mem­bers of the Greek fire ser­vice took part in a demon­stra­tion in cen­tral Athens yes­ter­day, de­mand­ing new hir­ings and bet­ter work­ing con­di­tions. ‘We do not have the lux­ury of sit­ting back and watch­ing a gloomy fu­ture stretch out be­fore us,’ the union rep­re­sent­ing Greek fire ser­vice work­ers said in a state­ment, be­moan­ing the im­pact of aus­ter­ity on liveli­hoods. The fire­men were backed by the union rep­re­sent­ing Greek po­lice of­fi­cers, which called on the gov­ern­ment to guar­an­tee mem­bers of Greece’s se­cu­rity ser­vices job se­cu­rity.

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