Greek unions call July 16 general strike against job cuts

A municipal employee sits in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, during their protest rally on July 9, 2013. Greece's main unions on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, said they would hold a general strike on July 16 to oppose a new round of civil servic
A municipal employee sits in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, during their protest rally on July 9, 2013. Greece's main unions on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, said they would hold a general strike on July 16 to oppose a new round of civil service job cuts announced by the government to secure EU-IMF loans. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

ATHENS (AFP) - Greece's main unions on Wednesday said they would hold a general strike on July 16 to oppose a new round of civil service job cuts announced by the government to secure EU-IMF loans.

"An emergency meeting of the executive committee has decided to call a 24-hour general strike on July 16" in reaction to a government bill enshrining the layoffs, leading union GSEE said in a statement.