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UPD Athens Metro workers suspend 24h strike Nov 16, work stoppage remains

Update: Athens Metro workers decided to suspend the 24-hour strike scheduled for Thursday, Nov 16/2017. the work stoppage scheduled for Wednesday remains valid. ———————————————— Workers at Athens Metro will launch one more work stoppage, in addition to the planned 24-hour strike. Work stoppage on Wednesday, Nov 15th, will start at …

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UPD Strikes and work stoppages in Athens Public Transport Sept 12-15/2017

Workers at Athens Public Transport Means will stage several work stoppages during the week, September 12 – 15, 2017. Strike & Work Stoppage schedule: Tues, Sept 12: Urban train ISPA will operate until 9 p.m. Wed, Sept 13: Buses and Trolleys  will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thu, …

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Workers in Greece’s asylum service launch a 2-day strike

Greek asylum service employees on short-term contracts have launched a two-day strike to protest what they say are months-long delays in their salary payments. Their union says they have not been paid for two or three months. A statement says several employees living in rented accommodation face the threat of …

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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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UPD Municipality worker, 62, dies of heart attack at work during heat wave

A municipality worker died of what it seems a heart arrest short after her shift as garbage collector had started at midnight Friday. Municipality workers union say that the woman had to work two shifts in less than 24 hours, something that the municipality confirmed later on Saturday. Speaking to …

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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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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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Shops owners and workers protest against Sunday opening

Stores remained closed and workers and shopkeepers  marched through the streets of Athens protesting the introduction of Sunday opening for shops. The provision to open stores 30 Sundays per year is part of the additional austerity deal Greece signed with creditors beginning of the week. The protest occurs on the …

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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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