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UPD: Athens Public Transport Work Stoppages on May 1/2012

Workers at Athens Public Transport will launch work stoppages on May 1st 2012, due to Labour Day mobilizations. In Greece the Labour Day is celebrated will strikes and rallies. Public transport workers launch only work stoppages to facilitate people join the demonstrations. Blue Buses and the Trolley will operate between 7:30 …

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*UPD* Greek Seamen on Strike and Work Stoppage, May1/12

UPDATE: Two seamen unions decided on Wednesday afternoon to launch a 24-hour strike on 1. May 2012 and therefore no ship or ferry will leave the Piraeus port from Monday midnight until Tuesday midnight. The rest of Greek seamen unions will launch a work stoppage from 8:00 am to 12 …

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UPD: Greek Seamen on Strike, Apr 10-11/2012

UPDATE: Talks between Greek seamen unions umbrella PNO and the Ministry of Development and Maritime ended without results and therefore the 48-hour strike scheduled for April 10th and 11th 2012 will take place. Greek seamen will launch a 48-hour strike on April 10th and 11th 2012 to protest the integration of …

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Ferry Boat Tickets: 6% Hikes as of April 1, 2012

Talking about promoting tourism and being competitive… Passengers are due to pay 6% more for ferry  boats tickets and car transportation as of 1. April 2012. For a family of four that travels with car, that’s 20 euro more, considering that the kids will have reduced fares. According to news …

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Crowfunded Project: “Join Us in Greece” by “Up Greek Tourism”

“Up Greek Tourism” Advertising campaign has been launched at New York last Friday. The 2-minute animated billboard in Times Square has been made possible through contributions from Greeks around the world. The campaign aims to make Greece attractive to potential tourists form the USA. The billboard designed to  highlight Greece’s beauty was organized by volunteer …

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Greek Seamen Cancel Strikes – Sea Transport to Resume Mar 21/12

Greek Seamen Federation decided not to proceed to further strikes, and sea transport will resume on Wednesday, March 21st 2012, at 6 a.m, when the 48-hour strike ends. The decision was taken with a majority of nine votes during  a stormy meeting with a lot of objections. However, the seamen …

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UK Tour Operators Urge Greece to Improve its Image

HATTA, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies, in cooperation with three UK tour operators and travel agencies, those being ABTA (Travel Association), AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) and FTO (Federation of Tour Operators) have sent an open letter to the Greek premier, top government ministers and members …

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UPD: Greek Seamen End Strikes as of Mar 21/12

UPDATE: Greek Seamen Federation decided not to proceed to further strikes, and sea transport will resume on Wednesday, March 21st 2012, at 6 a.m, when the 48-hour strike ends. (Further reading) On March 18/2012 KTG reported: Greek seamen will launch several 48-hour strikes starting on March 19th 2012. The NAtional Maritime …

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Athens Metro 48h Strike, Dec 8-9/11 CANCELLED!

Athens Metro strike scheduled for December 8-9th 2011 has been cancelled! earlier… Workers at Athens Metro will be on two 24-hour strike from Thursday, December 8th at 5 am until Saturday, December 10th, 2011 at 5 am. The Metro workers launch their strike to protest the attack against their union president …

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( UPD) Alimnia: Rent A Greek Islet near Rhodes! Maybe…

UPDATE: It looks as if mayor Patros is not very clear about the renting of the islet. Today, he said that he will not rent the whole islet, but maybe only a part of it. ( news247.gr ). Who knows, what made him change his mind… Some pressure from certain circles, some …

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Athens: Acropolis on Strike too, Oct 12-13/11

The padlock was installed at the entrance of Acropolis already yesterday. This morning  riot police squads took position outside the archaeological site. The Archaeologists will move to Acropolis at 11.30 am to protest the “labour reserve”, the salary cuts with the new payroll, the merger of state institutions that leaves people without a …

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Greece: Flight Delays due to “Work on Rule”, Oct 6/2011

Flight delays of several hours occur on Thursday, Oct 6th 2011, as Greek Air Traffic Controllers “work on rule” and refuse over time work demanding the satisfaction of their economic demands. This affect especially the departures of airplanes that have delays up to even six hours.

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UPD: Greek Air Traffic Controllers(GATCA) on Strike, Oct 5/11

Air Traffic Controllers (GATCA) will join the mobilization of Greece’s public sector for a 24-hour strike on October 5th 2011. The strike will start October 5/11 at 00:01 midnight, local time,  and end 24 hours later. However watch for updates as Athens courts normally rule GATCA strikes as ‘illegal’… Then strikes are cancelled, Air Traffic …

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Athens: Car Pool at Public Transport Strike via Twitter

There is an unofficial service initiated by the website Athens Transport via Twitter. It runs in Greek but you can post your message, offering or seeking a Car Pool in the hashtag #carpoolgr. Also KTEL-Buses operate between downtown Athens and the Airport every 30 minutes. Ticket €5. Please, share in …

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Athens: All Public Transport and Taxis on Strike, Sept 22

Taxi owners decided to join the strike of public transporters and will pull their vehicles’ brakes tomorrow, September 22nd 2011. Boycotting the commerce? Blocking people from going to work? Who cares? Some interest groups do care only for their pockets, in times when the Greek society has lost its balance and …

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Northern Greece: Czech Bus Collided With Car – Two Dead

Two dead and nine injured injured is the tragic account of a road accident that occurred late Wednesday afternoon when a tourist bus collided with a private car in Egnatia Highway and overturned outside the city of Grevena. Police and fire brigades rushed to the point and freed the trapped …

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Fitness During Vacation? Yes, Please!

My day starts with a small bowl of mixed cereals and seeds, milk, a bit of cocoa powder and extra sugar. Two cups of coffee. I sit on the terrace enjoying the breathtaking view over the blue bay on the west of Kos. I watch the Hobby-Cat sailors training as …

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