Rus News Journal

Athenes chokes with a stench

In Greece all strikes. Including - and capital cleaners of garbage who have ceased to work more two weeks ago. To the largest dump of the country located on suburb of Athenes, garbage mounts on city streets have increased also. It is not surprising that in days of collisions with police anarchists set fire to accumulated mounts of garbage.

the Government has refused to satisfy a condition of ashmen and has ordered to them to return for work. However the striking have refused to submit, without having been frightened of threats of penalties and even prison and considering that they the same as all the others, have the right to strikes.

the Dump in Ano Liosija, on severo - the western suburb of Athenes, now reminds a place where the state secrets are stored. At entrance on it and on some removal from gate two posts of police have now settled down. Guards do not allow striking to interfere with journey on a dump of cars with garbage and to burn down tyres, than they were engaged last days.

Strike of cleaners of garbage for such city, as Athenes in which lives more than 4 million persons, event extreme. The Greek capital makes from 6 to 7 thousand tons of a waste a day, therefore every day strikes of ashmen not only adds unpleasant smells, but also raises threat of occurrence of epidemic.

it is not surprising that Athenians are incited against striking and together with the authorities demand, that they have returned to work.