Experiments with Truth: News

New general strike hits Greece

A general strike hit Greece on Wednesday, paralyzing public services and disrupting transport as EU-IMF auditors worked to finalize the recession-hit country’s next budget, looking to eliminate a fiscal shortfall that could bring more unpopular cuts.

The latest strike this year by the country’s main unions shut down the civil service as well as train and ferry services nationwide.

Hospitals were operating on reduced staff and several flights were cancelled because of work stoppages by civil aviation staff.

More Follow External Link to AFP