Monday, May 3, 2010

Greek Anger Rises as Papandreou Requests More Sacrifices

May 3 (Bloomberg) -- Reports from Athens on the reaction of residents to government calls for further sacrifices to ensure the country can stave off a debt default. Unions representing 500,000 civil servants called a 48-hour strike starting May 4. Local government workers called a snap strike for today, which will affect garbage collection in major cities. Teachers are also on strike from tomorrow and a general strike, the third this year, is planned for May 5.