Thursday, 29 July 2010

Greek Lorry Drivers Stand Up To The EU And IMF

Seems those Greek workers are getting uppity again. This time it's the lorry drivers looking to spoil the party.

Apparently they're upset with their industry and livelihoods being 'liberalised' on the orders of the EU and the IMF. Seems the shameful Greek government are using a law normally reserved for times of war or natural disasters to requisition their vehicles.

Greek police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of lorry drivers protesting in Athens.

The drivers are refusing to obey an emergency government order for them to end a crippling strike.

The strike, now in its fourth day, has paralysed Greece, depriving petrol stations of fuel and prompting tourists to cancel holidays.

Bottles were hurled outside the transport ministry as drivers tried to climb the gates and get inside.

Here's to the Greek workers, standing up for their rights where their own government has caved in like a squashed apple pie crust.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10802239