Greeks rally over prepare smash, labour unions instruments for more walkouts
ATHENS (Reuters) – Hundreds of alternative folks rallied in central Athens on Sunday to train over the country’s deadliest prepare catastrophe that killed 57 other folks on Feb. 28, as Greece’s biggest labour unions geared up for a nationwide strike.
The prime-on collision of a passenger prepare with a freight prepare close to 2 weeks ago has stirred public anger and day after day protests against the conservative government and a political gadget that has repeatedly overlooked calls by railway unions to beef up security programs.
Bigger than 10,000 supporters of the Communist PAME community, public sector workers, pensioners and college college students rallied exterior parliament in central Athens on Sunday. Some of them chanted “Murderers!” and “We is no longer going to forget”.
Most of the 350 other folks aboard the passenger prepare had been college college students heading north to Thessaloniki from Athens, after a prolonged holiday weekend.
Greece’s biggest labour unions GSEE and ADEDY, jointly representing more than two million workers, will stage a nationwide strike on March 16, to train over the prepare smash.
Closing week, tens of hundreds rallied in Athens and diversified cities at some level of Greece within the largest avenue demonstrations the federal government has confronted since being elected in 2019.
Rail workers, who enjoy staged rolling 24-hour strikes, articulate years of neglect, underinvestment and understaffing – a legacy of Greece’s decade-prolonged debt crisis – are responsible.
Prior to the smash, the conservative government, whose term ends in July, used to be planning to call elections within the arriving weeks. Closing week, it promised to fix the ailing rail gadget and beef up the households’ victims.
(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas and Alkis Konstantinidis; Bettering by Sharon Singleton)