Athens, February 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Olga Mavrou
Policemen demonstrated today (about 100 of them, in a rather symbolic gathering) in front of their social security entity, in downtown Athens. They will also participate on the general strike against the social security bill but not on the 4th like the rest of the unions, but on the 5th (since they will be policing the wide scale demonstrations that are expected on the 4th). Firemen and coast guard also participate on the general strike.
The representative of the policemen, the elected head of their union, Gregoris Giannakaros said that “not only we suffered from serious cuts on our salaries, but now they want to destroy our social security fund too, which never needed to take even a cent from the state, it was a healthy fund”.