|archmage||Date: Saturday, 11-February-2012, 2:44 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
As Greeks took to the streets on Friday to show their anger at austerity measures, several politicians also walked off the job.
The industrial action is the first day of a 48 hour general strike organised in response to the deal struck to get the 130 billion euro bailout loan.
Six coalition members have handed in their resignation, including George Karatzaferis of the far right LAOS party.
The party said it will not vote for the package, which includes reducing the minimum wage and pensions and cutting public sector jobs.