A massive strike was held in Greece on February 18 against a bill that calls for privatizing social security. Workers staged mobilizations in over 60 places with tens of thousands marching in Athens alone
There is a strong demand for repealing the social security reforms proposed by the New Democracy (ND)-led government in the country. The reforms encourage privatization across sectors
Several trade unions claim that various political parties, including SYRIZA and PASOK, are extending membership to employers in the largest trade union confederation in Greece, and derailing the interests of the working class.