7 Nov 2013

Latest Greek strike shuts down services

11:51 am on 7 November 2013

Public services in Greece have been brought to a standstill by a general strike, in protest at continued austerity measures.

However, torrential rain meant the main rallies had to be cancelled, leaving only smaller groups on the streets.

The 24-hour strike is still disrupting transport, schools, hospitals and tax offices, the BBC reports.

The strike coincides with a visit by Greece's creditors, who say the country may need yet more budget cuts next year to fill a funding gap.

The Government insists Greeks cannot take any more austerity and that it is time for debt relief.

Greece has held more than 30 general strikes since early 2010.