In today’s edition of #DailyOutrage we get seriously hacked off as politicians, economists and major news outlets triumphantly praise the return to economic ‘growth’ in the Eurozone and wider EU. The Eurozone 17-member countries grew at 0.3 per cent du …

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In today’s edition of #DailyOutrage we get seriously hacked off as politicians, economists and major news outlets triumphantly praise the return to economic ‘growth’ in the Eurozone and wider EU.

The Eurozone 17-member countries grew at 0.3 per cent during the second quarter of 2013 Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office. announced. However, the main drivers of ‘growth’ were unsurprisingly Germany (0.7%) and France (0.5%) but a litany of countries remain in recession and the pain that brings for millions of people including: Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands amongst others which you can see below:

Eurostat figues 14 August 2013

We provide an update on the #BajajStrike as the union has withdrawn the strike. The workers went for their duties today (Wednesday 14 August) starting from 7pm. They were on strike for 50 days and the workers didn’t receive any salaries over the past 2 months. As a result, they have been under enormous pressure to sustain the strike financially. The negotiations with management are ongoing. The union leader said they showed the strength of the union by going on strike for 50 days and that now the ball is in the managements court. The workers demand of getting company shares at Re.1 is still on the table. For more read here.

We finish today’s edition off by referring to unfolding events in Egypt.  Egyptian security forces have stormed various protest camps occupied by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, with reports of more than 100 people killed.

 

 


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