Workers call walkouts over Greek privatizations


The selloff of the Greek commons continues, as more public institutions are put up on the auction block at the insistence of the Troika to ensure that German banksters can continue their looting.

And once again Greek workers are calling job actions to protests the sales, which have already included railroad, highways, ports, and some of Greece’s legendary islands.

From eKathimerini:

The metro, the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway and the tram network in Athens will be disrupted next week as workers have announced work stoppages as a preamble to further action in protest against what they describe as the government’s decision to pave the way for the privatization of public transport.

“The government has opened the door to private investors by incorporating STASY [the operator of Athens’s fixed-track public transport system] and [trolley operator] OSY in the new privatization fund that sells off state-owned assets,” workers said in a written statement, adding that “private urban transport has been tried before and the consequences are well known: Expensive tickets, unsafe transport and even fewer routes.”

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