Following its 2023 national elections, Greece is looking at another four years of authoritarianism, privatization, and further financial and labor market deregulation. A new radical left alternative rooted in organic social movements is urgently needed.
Giorgos Gouzoulis is an assistant professor at the University of Bristol, Business School. His research focuses on how financialization and globalization affect wage bargaining, workforce casualization, strike activity, and union membership.
Since the late 1970s, strike action and union membership have been declining steadily in most Western democracies. New research finds that one key reason is the working class’s increasing dependence on credit.