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Biggest Greek unions call general strike as bailout talks resume

Greece’s biggest labor unions have called a new general strike next month over bailout-linked austerity policies, as the government begins new talks with international creditors. The ADEDY civil servants’ union called the December 14 strike, in which private sector unions will participate, to protest against pension and salary cuts, AP reports. They will also demand pay rises and public sector hiring. The bailout program is set to end in August 2018, after which Greece must finance itself by selling government bonds. Tuesday’s talks in Athens with bailout creditors focused on energy market reforms.

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