On Thursday April 3, 2003, the two general trade union federations in Greece,
the GSEE (private sector) and ΑDΕDI
(public sector) called a general strike against the imperialist war in Iraq. The
GSEE limited itself to calling a four hour general strike, while the ADEDI
called one of 24 hours.
The level of antiwar mobilisations of the Greek workers and youth over
the past few weeks, including several general strikes,
is an indication of a deeper and more wide-ranging process that is
developing in Greece. As the PASOK government faces defeat in next
year's elections, Fred Weston looks at what is happening in the Greek
trade unions, the youth and the left parties in general.