Greek unions start 3-day strikes

Actions oppose austerity package introduced to Parliament

Posted: November 6, 2012 at 3:10 a.m.

A man crosses railroad tracks Monday during a 24-hour strike in Athens, Greece. Three days of anti-austerity strikes, including hospital doctors, taxi drivers and transport workers, started Monday in Greece.

Greece’s coalition government faces a crucial test in Parliament as unions on Monday started three days of escalating strikes against austerity proposals that must win lawmakers’ support if the debt-crippled country is to get more aid and stave off bankruptcy.

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