The latest item which would require objective clarification is an article in DER SPIEGEL about the harbor of Thessaloniki. If objectively correct, it would be a slap in the face of everyone who is suffering in connection with the Greek crisis (Greeks as well as others).
The article states that the scheduled partial privatization of the harbor of Thessaloniki has simply been put off. Why? Because this is the wrong time to privatize. Strikes have “successfully” hindered the process, a union representative is quoted.
Salaries of employees allegedly run up to 100.000 Euros annually. In some cases, yes, admits the union representative but “normal workers” earn “only” around 35.000 Euros annually. Did I read correctly? 35.000 Euros annually? This in the midst of an existential crisis where some teachers have to get by with perhaps 600 Euros per month? And some IKA-doctors with perhaps 800 Euros per month?
If that is true, what kind of herbs is that union representative smoking? Has he/she ever made a comparison with workers’ salaries in, say, Austria? More bluntly: does he/she know what’s going on in the rest of the Greek economy?
I wish someone would provide objective clarification on this article!