The working class in Greece is entering March in a very militant mood.
Two days of national industrial action in February and several sectors staging consecutive 48-hour strikes have created a strong momentum.
This has not been a self-evident development. Only last December the Greek TUC refused to call for any action against the government's austerity budget. The ascendance of Pasok (the Greek equivalent of Labour) to power in October after five years of Tory governance seemed to foster conditions for consent between the trade union bureaucracy and the new government.