Successful general strike and mass strike rallies all over Greece


One of the largest strikes in recent years took place on Wednesday 28 February in Greece. The demands of the workers and the people against high prices, for an increase in wages, for collective labour agreements, for public and free health and education, met with the popular demand that the crime in Tempe, which led to the death of 57 people exactly one year ago, should not be forgotten, and that all criminal and political responsibilities should be attributed to those responsible for the crime.  

In the huge strike rally in Athens, tens of thousands of people marched towards the Parliament and then towards the headquarters of the “Hellenic Train” company, carrying the banners of trade unions, unions of the self-employed, student unions, women’s associations and other mass organizations. Similarly mass were the strike rallies in dozens of other cities around the country.