Latest in Greek Austerity Sparks General Strike, Political Crisis

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Greek workers launched a 24 hour general strike today after the government's sudden Tuesday shutdown of the country's only public broadcasting station–Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT)–that left almost 3,000 workers jobless.

Thousands walked off the job today as Greece's biggest unions, representing 2.5 million workers, threw their weight behind the strike, shutting down Athens' massive public transportation system and stopping ferry services.

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This article originally appeared on: Common Dreams