Greece Speeds Cuts to Ensure Aid

Government workers hold 24-hour strike to oppose cuts to pay, pensions.

Greece said it will accelerate budget cuts to keep emergency loans flowing, extending austerity measures that have deepened a recession and failed to ease doubts that it can avoid default.

Subway, tram, train, bus and trolley workers and state-school teachers are holding a 24-hour strike in Athens today to oppose cuts in pensions and workers’ pay. Flights to and from the Athens International Airport will be disrupted as air- traffic controllers walk out for three hours.

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