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Tourism, food industries workers on 24h strike, July 20/2017

The union representing employees in the tourism and food industries has called a 24-hour strike Thursday, July 20th 2017, over what it says is a deterioration of its workers’ rights amid record tourist arrivals boosting the industry. The record arrivals have no the slightest effect in the labor conditions of …

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Museums, archaeological sites in Attica closed Thursday morning due to guards walkout

Archaeological sites in Attica are to be closed from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6th 2017, because guards will stage a work stoppage. Guards at archaeological sites say the protest is over a pay dispute and to demand better working conditions. In a statement, the union representing …

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Municipality workers suspend strike, to start collecting garbage asap

Municipality workers union POE-OTA decided to suspend the garbage strike for reasons of “public health” as the heat wave is already in Greece. The union said that garbage trucks may go out tonight or early Friday morning. They have warned that they will continue their mobilization to secure jobs for …

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Municipality workers to continue garbage strike until June 29, at least

After a two-hour meeting, the broad of the Municipality Workers’ Union POE-OTA announced that it will continue the garbage strike until Thursday, June 29th 2017. And this despite temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius and the upcoming heat wave that will strike Greece as of Thursday. The Union rejected proposal put …

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Athens: No buses and trolley buses for six hours, June 13/2017

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch a six-hour work stoppage on Tuesday, June 13 2017. Reason for the work stoppage are the general assemblies of the two workers’ unions. No bus, no trolley bus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 2017.

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Train workers cancel work stoppages May 30-31, but 24h strike on June 1/2017

Trains, Proastiakos and metro to the Athens airport will operate as usual on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30-31 2017, but there will be a 24-hour strike on Thursday, June 1st. Trains workers have reportedly cancelled their work stoppages originally planned for the last two days of May. Last week, the …

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UPDATE Strike: No Trains, Proastiakos, and Metro to/from Athens Airport May 30-June 1/2017

TRAINOSE decided to cancel all Train and Proastiakos (suburban trains) operation due to work stoppages and a 24-hour strike announced the staff of the Greek Railway company. No trains will be running May 30 – June 1 2017. Consequently, there will be no Metro from and to Athens Airport Eleftherios …

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Delivery boys and Couriers on 24-hour strike May 25/2017

A strike we have never seen before in Greece. Delivery boys, Couriers and other workers on motorbikes launch a 24-hours strike on Thursday, May 25. They demand corporate motorbikes, protection equipment, a collective bargain that will secure payments incl overtime as wells as social security stamps for ‘unhealthy professions’ and …

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Municipality workers strike to disturb garbage collection, May 20-23/2017

Two unions of municipality workers launched two 48-hour strikes to protest changes affecting extension of long-term contracts as well as kindergarten staff. The first strikes is launched May 20 21, the second May 22-23 2017. Municipalities urge residents to not bring waste to the garbage bins. At the same time …

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Greece seamen union extends strike until May 19/2017

The Pan-Hellenic Maritime Federation (PNO) decided to launch a 48-hour strike for all categories of ships on May 16-17 2017. The strike will start at 00:01 Tuesday May 16th and end at 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17th.and ending at 24.00 on Wednesday, 16 May. The PNO warns of escalating its …

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Public transport means, trains, ferries on strike and work stoppages May 1/2017

After the Greek seamen, workers on other transport means have declared strike and work stoppages on the 1st of May 2017. The day is normally celebrated with workers’ strike. So far the schedule for the strikes is: Buses will operate between 9 am and 9 pm Trolley buses on 24-hour …

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No ferries on May 1st 2017 as Greek sailors on 24h strike

All passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece on Monday, May 1, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will go on a 24-hour strike to mark May Day. Among claims, the Greek seamen are demanding that their labor and social security rights are restored to pre-memorandum levels and that collective …

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Athens: Metro station close to public due to demo Mar 11/2017

Metro station <Monastiraki> in downtown Athens will be closed to public as of 10:30 am Saturday, March 11th 2o17 due to demonstration. The metro will pass through the station, however it will not halt, the public will not be able neither to get on or off. Greek police took the …

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Athens Metro, Tram, Urban Train on 24h strikes, Mar 1st & 3rd/2017

Workers at the Athens Metro, the Tram and the Urban train ISAP will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, March 1st 2017 and one on Friday, March 1st and 3rd 2017. Workers oppose the legislation according to which the commercial use of stations and spaces of the Urban Rail Transport …

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Acropolis, archaeological sites closed due to guards’ 24h strike Feb 20/17

Hundreds of tourists from all over the world were deeply disappointed to see that the gate to Acropolis was closed on Monday. A 24-hour strike launched  by the state guards on February 20th 2017 has closed down the Acropolis and other archaeological sites across Greece. The guards called the strike …

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