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18 November 2017 17:53 (South Africa)

Further strikes disrupt Greece and Spain

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

On Tuesday Greek unions held a strike to protest against a higher retirement age and cuts to workers' pension plans, while their Spanish counterparts also staged a demonstration to display their anger over planned pay cuts. Euro zone banks are due to repay a 442 billion emergency liquidity loan on Thursday, and the strikes couldn't have come at a worse time. Read more: Reuters

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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