Closing of the EPSU Congress, May 23
Jan Willem Goudriaan, newly elected EPSU General Secretary
Annelie Nordström (Kommunal, Sweden), newly elected EPSU President

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PRESS COMMUNICATION - Victory for democracy, Suez must listen to the people of Thessaloniki!

Monday, May 19, 2014

The citizens of Thessaloniki held a self-organised referendum on the privatisation of their water company yesterday, 18 May 2014. They overwhelming rejected proposals to privatise the company with 98% of votes against. The referendum was organised with the local support of the 11 municipalities of the metropolitan area. The mayors defied a last-minute attempt by the Greek government to clamp down on this popular initiative, threatening the volunteers with arrest by the police. The result is a success for the campaigners for public water!