Golden Dawn recruited by shipping magnates to break unions

‘[Golden Dawn] created battalions against their political opponents, and then they rented them out, to whoever wanted to rent them,” he told Channel 4 News.

In one of the most important cases, a network of businessmen active in the shipping industry allegedly involved Golden Dawn in their continuing struggle against the stubborn unions which wouldn’t accept lower wages and less rights.

“We know for a fact there was a direct payment from the bosses of the shipbuilding industry in Perama,” Mr Kabayiannis said, in relation to a donation to the party in the volume of £240,000.’

From this Channel 4 news item (h/t Craig Gilmore).