Greece erupts: Chaos in Athens as demonstrators clash with police

Alternate Finance Minister Giorgos Houliarakis

Greece strikes cause transport chaos and healthcare delays

Strikes in Greece have caused transport chaos and slowed hospital care and shipping as thousands of workers protested against proposed changes to a 36-year-old industrial action law demanded by the country's creditors.

The Athens metro, which is used by nearly one million people every day, was shutdown in the strike, prompting traffic chaos in the capital. More work stoppages are expected on Monday.

Angry locals marched through the capital, holding banners and chanting "hands off strikes!"

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Protesters from the communist-affiliated trade union PAME take part in a demonstration outside the parliament building against planned government reforms in Athens, Greece January 12, 2018.

The draft law which is set to be approved by parliament next week has infuriated Greeks, who have seen their incomes fall and living conditions worsen since the Mediterranean country first sought global aid to stave off bankruptcy in 2010, and required another two bailouts thereafter.

It is a bitter pill for ruling Syriza, the dominant party in the government elected in 2015, which has its roots in left-wing labour activism.

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The bill pending parliament approval on Monday would restructure family benefits, introduce a new process for foreclosures on overdue loans, and make it harder to call a strike.

The amendment to a 1982 law sets a higher worker participation requirement for strikes to be decided at primary union assemblies, raising the participation threshold from as low as 20% to at least 50% of paying union members. So far Greece has received 40.2 billion euros, and a new tranche is expected to be worth around 4.5 billion euros.

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