* Union calls for massive strike turnout to fight austerity
* Union wants court to nullify deal with IMF, euro zone
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ATHENS, Sept 21 Greece's public sector union
ADEDY on Tuesday called a 24-hour strike on Oct. 7 to protest
against the government's austerity policies, including wage and
pension cuts to slash deficits.
"All workers are asked to massively participate in the
rallies and demand the termination of all agreements that did
away with rights to work and pensions," the union said.
Greek labour unions have staged repeated strikes this year
against austerity measures and reforms the debt-stricken country
has agreed with the IMF and its euro zone partners in return for
a 110 billion euro ($144 billion) bailout.
ADEDY, which numbers about half a million civil servants,
has turned to the country's top court, asking it to nullify the
memorandum the socialist government signed with the European
Commission and the IMF in exchange for the emergency funding.
The memorandum spells out a series of reforms and
belt-tightening measures to correct fiscal shortfalls. The court
will hear the case on Oct. 8.
(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos, editing by Tim Pearce)