ITUC and ETUC Condemn Murders in Athens

The ITUC and the European Trade Union Confederation have condemned yesterday’s murder of three Greek bank workers and the injuries caused to several others as a sickening atrocity, which is the antithesis of legitimate protest.

“We trust that those responsible for this and the other acts of appalling violence yesterday will be brought to justice without delay,” said Guy Ryder and John Monks, general secretaries of the international and European trade union bodies.

The Greek national trade union centre, GSEE, has also condemned the "the fires, blind violence and vandalism" which took place, and deplored the fact that the tragic events overshadowed the largest demonstration in Greece in over 50 years. The GSEE, which is affiliated to both the ITUC and the ETUC, is organising a mourning and protest march today, jointly with the public sector trade union confederation ADEDY.

For more information, please contact the ITUC Press Department on: +32 2 224 0204 or + 32 476 62 10 18

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