Three-day lawyers’ strike on January 12-14

Bar associations throughout the country have announced a three-day strike on January 12-14 in protest against planned pension system reforms announced by the government. A meeting of the bar association presidents’ plenum will be held in Athens next Thursday to decide whether to call for further strike action.

The coordinating committee’s recommendations to the presidents’ plenum is an extended abstention by lawyers from their duties.

All law firms and bar associations will be closed next Thursday and a protest rally is planned at noon outside the offices of the Athens Bar Association on Akadimias Avenue, followed by a march to Parliament. The Plenum will also send a letter to the government, political party leaders and others outlining its objections to the proposed reforms.