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UPD Greek pharmacists launch open-end strike as of Mar 26/2014

UPDATE: After the outcry and the troubled Greke patients standing up to three hour sin long queues, Greek pharmacies suspended their strike on April 1st 2014. March 26th, KTG reported: Hardly had Greek Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis “solved” the problems with the doctors working at National Health Care system, he …

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Greek Health SOS: new “reform” bill to leave patients without access to health care

Hundreds of doctors working at National Health Care system (EOPYY) and public hospitals gathered in downtown Athens on Thursday morning to protest the so-called “health reforms” that close down the National Health Care institution (EOPYY), will give the green light to lay-offs of some 3,000 doctors and close down thousands …

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Greek Air Traffic Controllers cancel work stoppage, Jan 30/2014

Greek air traffic controllers canceled on Wednesday the 3-hour work stoppage scheduled for Thursday, January 30th 2014. All flights will operate as usually (source). The Greek flight controllers action was taken in the context of a Pan-European strike action in order to sustian air navigation safety.

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UPD: Greek Flight Controllers cancel work stoppage on Jan 30/2014

UPDATE: Greek air traffic controllers decided on Wednesday to cancel the 3-hour work stoppage scheduled for Thursday, January 30th 2014. All flights will operate as usual. KTG reported on January 27th 2014: Greece’s air traffic controllers will join the pan-European ‘industrial action’ and will launch a 3-hour work stoppage on …

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Athens: public sector on work stoppage, Nov 14/2013

Greek public sector union ADEDY will launch a work stoppage after 12 o’ clock noon on Thursday, November 14th 2013. A protest will start at 1 o’ click outside Athens University. The union opposes the mass lay-offs in the public sector. 4,000 people are expected to lose their jobs until …

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Greek air traffic controllers & civil aviation personnel on work stoppage, Nov 6/2013

Flight delays are expected on Wednesday, November 6th 2013, as air traffic controllers and personnel at civil aviation will launch work stoppages. Air traffic controllers will be on work stoppage from 12 o’ clock noon until 3 p.m. Civil Aviation personnel will be on work stoppage from 12 o’clock noon …

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Greece’s public & private sector on 24h strike, Nov 6/2013

Greece’s public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, November 6th 2013. All public services will be closed but also municipalities as the workers join the strike. Among others, tax offcies will be closed, state run banks. Public hospitals and ambulance EKAV …

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Greece’s trains, ferries & public transport strike schedule Nov 5-6/2013

Greece’s workers at public transport means but also at trains and ferries will join the strike that public and private sector unions will launch on November 6th 2013. However trains and Proastiakos will stage also a work stoppage a day earlier. Strike schedule November 5, 2013 Trainose trains and Proastiakos …

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Greek seamen on 24h strike, Nov 6/2013

The union of Greek seamen PNO decided to join the 24-hour strike launched by private sector union umbrella GSEE on November 6th 2013. Ferries and ships will remain docked at the major harbors of the country.

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UPD Athens Court cancels Metro, Urban Train work stoppage, Oct 10/2013

An Athens court ruled the work stoppage to be launched by metro and urban train workers was illegal. Therefore, the metro and the urban train ISAP will operate as usual on October 10th 2013. Workers at Athens Metro and Urban Train ISAP will launch a work stoppage from 11 a.m. …

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Unionist asked €50K from hospital commander to refrain from protest strikes

The president of the union of workers in “Sotiria” public hospital in Athens was reportedly caught red-handed with ‘marked’ bank notes. According to Greek media, the unionist had allegedly asked forty to fifty thousand euro from the hospital commander so that the union would refrain from protest strikes. An old …

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Greek school guards & municipality policemen with Master’s and PhD

Did you know that there are people with Master’s degree and/or PhD working as municipality policemen or school security guards? I’m sure, you didn’t. Neither did I. But now we both know it. We know it due to the modifications PM Samaras and deputy PM Venizelos did in the bill about the …

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Greece’s Civil Aviation personnel on work stoppage, July 16,2013

Greece’s Civil Aviation personnel will join the strike of July 16th 2013  with a work stoppage between 12 o’ clock noon until 4:00 p.m. Flights scheduled at this time period are expected to have delays or cancelled. Check directly with your travel agent or with the airline.

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Journalists to suspend strike at 6 pm due to Greek leaders meeting

Journalists union decided to suspend strike at 6 pm on Monday to follow the crucial Samaras-Venizelos-Kouvelis meeting and inform the public about the outcome. The suspension is planned for 24 hours. Greece’s journalists have been on rolling 24-hour strike since Tuesday, June 11th 2013, when Prime Minister Samaras ordered the …

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University entrance exams started – Much Ado about…

University entrance exams started on Friday morning with the participation of some 100,000 high school graduates struggling for a place in higher education. After days full of tension and protests that were not crowned with success,  the teachers’ union decided to refrain from going on strike The decision of the …

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Greek gov’t to issue 86,000 ‘civil mobilization’ orders for teachers …before the strike

Greek government is determined to have university entrance exams take place as scheduled. Starting date is the 17th of May 2013, not matter what. Therefore, after the teachers’ union announced on Friday that they would launch a strike, the education minister rushed to prime minister. Antonis Samaras signed a “civil …

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