Greek leaders agree on bailout deal

Greece’s two major unions called on Thursday for a 48-hour walkout over a new package of austerity measures, agreed by Greek political leaders in exchange for a new European Union (EU)/International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout, a union official said.

According to the program some 15,000 civil servants are to be cut in 2012. Some 10,000 were already cut in 2011, and by 2015 the government plans to slash 150,000 public sector workers.

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