A general strike against the new austerity measures of the Greek government has been announced for the 26 of September 2012 with a rally in a central Square (Pedion Areos)the same day. The Confederation of Greek workers of the private sector (GSEE)and the civil servants Confederation call for a Panhellenic strike is supported by all opposition parties.

The Unions statement rejects government interference with labour laws in the private sector, the abolition of collective work agreements and the rumours about the abolition of severance pay.GSEE also states that as long as “our lenders insist on the implementation of dead end policies the unions will continue and enhance their struggles.

Primary school teachers Union (DOE) and the Athens’ lawyers Association have issued statements of participation while journalists are striking today Monday in order to be able to cover events on the 26th.