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Greek tax office workers go on 48-hour strike

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Latest update : 2011-12-29

Greek tax office workers went on a 48-hour strike Thursday to protest the government's austerity measures. This comes toward the end of the fiscal year, as the government struggles to shore up funds to meet its end of year targets.

AP - Greek tax officials have walked off the job at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest austerity measures that have included salary cuts, as the government struggles to meet revenue targets demanded by the country’s international creditors.

Tax offices shut down Thursday for the last two working days of the year.

On Wednesday, hundreds of Greeks rushed to settle last-minute issues at tax offices ahead of the strike. Many surrendered their car license plates, preferring to take their vehicles off the road rather than pay the increased road tax.

Greece has been struggling economically since May 2010 on multibillion euro rescue loans from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund.

Date created : 2011-12-29

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