Monday, February 08, 2010

Greek public employee unions hellbent on self-destruction

Why are public employee unions (and even some private unions) like a parasite that is determined to kill the host that sustains it?? Greece has the shakiest economy in a very shaky EU....and yet the unions are still hellbent on causing even more trouble.


ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek unions pledged on Monday to fight austerity measures with a public sector strike this week, the first test of the government's commitment to cut deficits and a ballooning public debt which has shaken the euro.

Wednesday's planned 24-hour strike comes as Prime Minister George Papandreou puts the finishing touches to details of a deficit-reduction plan, endorsed by the European Commission last week to pull Greece's finances back from the brink.